Organ Donations

By: Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, JD

You can donate organs, tissues or even your entire body. This can be done by completing an organ donor card. If you wish to donate your entire body to medical research you should make advanced arrangement with the institution to which you will donate your body. Whatever decision you make, don't make it lightly (especially not to donate) as you can save one or many lives with such a generous and gracious act. Also, don't assume that your religion necessarily prohibits organ donations. The rules, especially if your actions are limited to transplants to save a life, may be viewed favorably, not prohibited. Whatever decisions you make, they should be clearly noted in your living will.

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