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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'

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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If you're happy to receive a donor organ, you should be happy to give one JACK MORRIS-PINEY SNR FATHER OF JACK, THREE
Paragonix has established a pipeline of donor organ transport devices that address the current donor organ shortage by maximizing donor organ utilisation, improving donor organ quality and extending donor organ transport throughout the entire United States.
amp;nbsp;Unfortunately, thousands die every year waiting for a donor organ that never comes.
In the next session how to establish "Deceased Donor Organ Transplantation Programme" in Pakistan was discussed in detail.
Hannah's not quite out of the woods yet because her disease is affecting the donor organ.
Miller: What we really need is exposure of this technology to both those giving and receiving a donor organ to make them aware of the extensive benefits to accountability and integrity and to transportation companies that currently transport donor organs.
The researchers describe building functional replacement kidneys on the structure of donor organs from which living cells had been stripped, an approach previously used to create bioartificial hearts, lungs and livers.
West Midlands Police said the donor organ, reported to be a liver, had been transported to a local hospital despite the wreckage of the Cessna catching fire.
West Midlands Police said the donor organ, reported to be a liver, had been delivered to a local hospital despite the wreckage of the Cessna catching fire.
The rate of deceased donor organ donation has not increased significantly over the same timeframe.
Because of the massive shortage of organs south Asian and black patients have to wait twice as white patients for a donor organ.