Organ donation is one of the decisions that should be expressed in your healthcare power of attorney. This is a very personal decision, and I have noticed over the years that clients often have strong feelings either way. Whatever it is you decide, however, it should be made clear in your document. That way, you have peace of mind to know that your wishes are being followed.
Many people don’t know that besides donating organs for transplantation, they can also donate organs for research and education. This type of donation benefits the public at large, as it helps to educate future doctors and can also lead to a better understanding of not only healthy organ function but those diseases that affect humans.
To learn more about organ donation, visit www.organdonor.gov .