donor card(redirected from donor cards)
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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.
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.
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