Can I Indicate My Wishes To Donate My Organs On My Health Care Directive?

Your health care directive can state that you wish to donate your organs when you die. You can state any limits or special wishes concerning your organ donation. Your next of kin may be asked for permission to donate your organs even if you do not mention a donation in your health care directive. You can also state in your health care directive that you do not wish to donate your organs. Your health care directive does not have to say anything about organ donation.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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