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donor card

n.
A card, usually carried on one's person, authorizing the use of one's bodily organs for transplantation in the event of one's death.

donor card

Etymology: L, donare, to give, charta
a document in which a person offers to make an anatomical gift of body parts, at the time of death, for transplantation to recipients needing replacement of vital organs or tissues. The information can also be found on a state driver's license. Consent for organ donation generally requires consent from family of the organ donor.
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UNIFORM DONOR CARD

donor card

A document used by a person who wishes to make an anatomical gift, at the time of his or her death, of an organ or other body part needed for transplantation.
See: illustration; transplantation
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CARRYING a donor card is a small thing but it can make such a huge difference to someone else's life.
The Irish Kidney Association is urging people to carry a Donor Card or download the Donor app to help increase the number of operations.
When people saw the running I did and realised I had a transplant, they saw how it could change your life and often wanted to carry donor cards," he said.
The change in the law also prompted a new campaign encouraging Scots to carry donor cards.
Research on those who typically complete organ donor cards suggests that volunteers are more highly educated, have higher incomes, and are more likely to be young, and female (Simmons, Fulton, & Fulton, 1972).
She was not carrying a donor card at the time of her death so, by the time her parents could be contacted, only her corneas and heart valves could be saved.
She urged everyone to considering carrying a donor card and said she hoped that by 2010 the number of people on the official Organ Donor Register would have risen from 10.
But I think if people want to, they should carry donor cards and discuss the issue with their families so everyone is aware of their wishes.
Mr Milburn said: 'Eight million people carry organ donor cards in Britain and they need to have full confidence that they will be treated with dignity and respect at all times.
The Health and Welfare Ministry decided Friday to issue new donor cards that include eyeballs among organs people can choose to donate after brain death under the 1997 Organ Transplant Law, ministry officials said.
military in Okinawa on Thursday to distribute donor cards to U.
The family then provided the hospital with three kinds of donor cards, one allowing the patient's organs to be used for organ transplant operations in the event of brain death, a donor card to provide for the patient's kidneys and another for the patient's corneas, the sources said.