It is important to make sure your organ and tissue donation wishes are known to your loved ones in case anything happens to you. Knowing what a person wants can assure loved ones that final wishes are honored. Take part in this important conversation with your family today.
Tips for Talking to Your Loved Ones
Sit your family down to talk. Tell them what you learned about organ donation and transplantation and the potential to enhance the lives of as many as 75 others. Make sure they know and understand your own personal feelings about organ donation.
Give your family a copy of the letter attached below informing them of your decision to be an organ donor. Remember the best way to make your wishes known is to designate.
Show your loved ones our resources so they have a better understanding of organ donation and are better informed when making this very important decision regarding registering to be an organ donation.
Be certain to clear up any misconceptions that your family members may have about the donation and transplantation process.
Tell your family about your school’s involvement with the Gift of Life. Share any projects that you create with your family especially any public service announcements or online information that you may create.
Encourage your family members to also make a decision about organ donation. Discuss their wishes, and if they would like to be an organ donor, be sure to have them register and have this designation placed on their driver’s license or state ID.
Donation Conversation Letter - 21KB
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The Interactive Body
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