organ donation

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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'
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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At Laurie's request, her body will be donated to the Anatomical Gift Association of IL for the advancement of science.
At the state level, fetal tissue donation is regulated by the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (UAGA), versions of which are in effect in every state.
Being the thoughtful person that Millie was, she donated her body to the UMass Medical School Anatomical Gift Program.
The Uniform Anatomical Gift Act should be amended to encourage state donor registries to inform donors about all types of transplants and to provide clear mechanisms for opting in and out of specific types of donations.
Provisions relating to postmortem examination, autopsy, and authorization of anatomical gift giving (114) are also at risk of invalidation under the existing form.
The legislation removed the periodic review of the Mississippi Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (UAGA) that initially passed the legislature in 2008.
The Sadlers, Founding Fellows of The Hastings Center, helped draft the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, established in 1968 to standardize state laws on the donation of organs and tissue after death.
(45) The language of the Act explicitly states that an anatomical gift includes the "donation of all or part of a human body to take effect after the donor's death for the purpose of transplantation...." (46) The comments following this definition further clarify that living donations are not considered an anatomical gift within the Act.
An individual may now submit his or her 1) health care power of attorney, 2) advance directive created pursuant to the Health Care Decisions Act, and 3) declaration of an anatomical gift made pursuant to the Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, [section] 32.1-291.1 et seq.
New legislation containing provisions that will promote organ donation by updating the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (UAGA) was signed into law in late February by Governor Deval Patrick.