Organ Donation Directives

Something you may want to consider as part of your estate litigation is what to do with your body or parts of your body after you die. Many people consider organ donation as a way to give life to someone else while keeping a part of themselves alive too.

Most people may have a simple donor card on file or may have their wishes made known right on their driver's licenses. But maybe you don't have a driver's license. So what do you do then? Well, it would be quite simple to include your organ donation wishes as part of your estate litigation documents. You could create a separate organ donation directive document stating your wishes about which organs you want donated at the time of your death. It would be wise to have at least two witnesses and a notary present when drafting this document. You may even be able to include organ donation wishes as part of an advanced healthcare directive in order to avoid conflicts between the two documents. This can arise if you want to donate organs, but do not want to be kept alive by machines. In some circumstances it may be necessary to keep your body alive in order to harvest the organs you want to donate without causing damage to them in the process.

For more about including organ donation as part of your estate litigation contact a professional estate litigation Attorney.

*This blog entry was not written by an Attorney and should not be constituted as professional legal advice.

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