Sarah Gray


Sarah Gray shares her journey to finding meaning in her most tragic loss–by learning how to donate the organs of her newborn son to advance scientific research.


While struggling to cope with the loss of their infant son Thomas, Sarah Gray and her family met the researchers who received his eye, liver, and cord blood donations. This journey garnered national and international media attention and brought profound peace to the Gray family. Sarah is the Director of Marketing and Public Affairs for the American Association of Tissue Banks and a member of the AATB Donor Family Guidance Document Committee. She is author of a forthcoming memoir from HarperOne,  A Life Everlasting: The Extraordinary Story of One Boy's Gift to Medical Science. Gray holds a BA in Communications from Marquette University and a Masters in Public Communication from American University, where her capstone topic was non-directed kidney donation. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband Ross and children Callum and Jocelyn.


A Life Everlasting: The Extraordinary Story of One Boy's Gift to Medical Science
Gray S. HarperOne. 2016.

Gray's Donation
Abumrad J, Krulwich R. Radiolab WNYC. 2015.

Thomas Gray lived six days, but his life has lasting impact
Vitez M. The Philadelphia Inquirer. 2015.

Baby who lived only 6 days leaves beautiful legacy thanks to organ donation
Pawlowski A. 2015.

Family of retina donor meets researchers at Penn genetics lab
Scott M. WHYY. 2015.

Coping with the Loss of A Newborn Child
Berman E. WAMU. 2013. 

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