Recommended Actions to Document
Desire to Be an Organ/Tissue Donor?

1. Register as a donor at When a person dies in a hospital, an organ recovery agency can access the registry to determine if the decedent was a registered donor.

2. Include an instruction in your living will to prioritize donation over your desire not to be kept alive artificially. In other words, state that you want your family and healthcare providers to coordinate with an organ recovery team before withdrawing life support.Recommended language:

Notwithstanding any directive contained in any other section of this document, I consent to the commencement and maintenance of any medical procedure necessary to evaluate, maintain or preserve my organs or tissue for purposes of donation for the purposes indicated above, including, but not limited to, medical testing, artificial respiration and artificial nutrition and hydration.