organ donation

(redirected from Anatomical gift)

medical directive

End-of-life decisions A specific and comprehensive advance care document–being developed for health care at the end of life. See Advance directive, Durable power of attorney, Living will.
Medical Directive–optimal components  
Introduction Provides an explanation of the document's purpose
Paradigmatic scenarios Provides examples that help the individual understand various illness circumstances and evaluate the types of life-sustaining interventions that might be employed; the PSs would–in theory–help the individual designate his/her preferences with respect to specific treatments
Proxy decision-maker Section provides details on who would make the decisions in the event of the individual becoming mentally incompetent
Organ donation Yes/no, what, to whom, for what
Personal statement The individual's 'wrap-up'

organ donation

The removal of a body part from one person for transplantation into another, typically to restore functional capacity.

Patient care

Organ donation may occur during life, as when a matched individual chooses to give bone marrow or a kidney to another; or it may occur at death, by those who have agreed to donate their organs if they suffer fatal accidents. Health care professionals working with trauma patients have a significant effect on increasing the number of organ donations through prompt identification of possible donors and the provision of hemodynamic management to preserve organ function and health.

See: donor card; transplantation
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Dis-empowers families from making or refusing to make anatomical gifts in contraindication to a donor's wishes: If a donor had made an anatomical gift, there is no reason to seek consent from the family, as they have no right to give it legally
He donated his body to the UMass anatomical gift program, hoping to aid in the education of new doctors and the research for a cure.
In addition, directed donation is completely legal - the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, National Organ Transplant Act, and the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network (OPTN) rules all allow directed donation - guaranteeing that the donor and donor family has a say in where the organ goes.
Her body has been donated to the anatomical gift program at Umass Medical School.
The precise design of such models should be left to the states, provided that any state demonstration project authorized by the Secretary shall include provisions to ensure adequate notification and education of the citizens of the state and a method designed to permit any person not wishing to consent to an anatomical gift at death to register a decision to refuse to make an anatomical death.
She unselfishly made an Anatomical gift to the UMASS Medical School.
The Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, the law that created the organ distribution network, allows individuals to designate a specific recipient.
Being the pragmatic man he was, Lawrence had pre-arranged the donation of his remains to the University of Massachusetts Medical School Anatomical Gift Program.
In Barbara's giving way she planned for her body to be donated to the University of Massachusetts' Medical Schools' anatomical gift program.
Upholding the right of "first person consent" as legalized by the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (UAGA);
A decedent's right to donate takes precedence over the family consent according to the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (UAGA)," Metzger said.
The original Uniform Anatomical Gift Act was promulgated in 1968, shortly after Dr.