One end-of-life decision you might want to consider is if you wish to donate your organs after you die. If you do, make it part of the process when planning your advance directives and choosing your healthcare proxy. In fact, many people actually include this wish in their living will or allow their Healthcare Power of Attorney to make the decision. However, there are other things that can be done to accomplish this.
In most states, you can indicate this on your driver’s license. Some states will let you indicate this on your license plate.
You can also register with:
- American Society of Transplantation
- Donate Life America
- The Health Resources & Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)
The organ recipient pays all the expenses associated with the donation.