If you are considering becoming an organ, eye or tissue donor, you can access some valuable online information to help you make your decision.
Laws relating to organ donation (as well as medical powers of attorney, durable powers of attorney, and wills/trusts) vary from state to state. The state of Texas maintains the website www.DonateLifeTexas.org. If you live in another state, your state most likely has online information available for you as well.
The website is excellent and contains facts and answers to the most commonly asked questions. Reviewing this can help you make an informed decision.
Many people choose to make this decision when they are having their wills drafted. Other people prefer to use the state registry (see the DonateLifeTexas website), or carry a card in their wallet. Some people prefer to discuss the issue with their family members, or to leave the decision up to the family to make when/if the time comes.
It is a matter of your choice and having accurate information can help you make an informed decision.
Your attorney can explain more about various documents that can be drafted to make your wishes known about this and other issues.
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