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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.
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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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ORGAN Donor Cards can be obtained by phoning the Irish Kidney Association LoCall 1890 543639 or Freetext the word DONOR to 50050.
"It's true that the pope owns an organ donor card..." the Daily Mail quoted Vatican Radio as reading the letter.
Gender, for example, has been examined with studies suggesting that females are more aware of donor programs, are more willing to carry a donor card, and become an organ donor (Hayward & Madill, 2003; Minniefield, Yang & Muti, 2001; Thompson, Robinson & Kenny, 2003).
A CHEEKY businessman is selling fake donor cards which ban rival Old Firm fans from receiving organs.
Should people have to carry a donor card or should it be presumed that everyone will donate organs?
At the time of death, family members are asked to sign a consent form at the hospital, even if the patient has a donor card.
Do you have an organ donor card signed or have you indicated your donation wishes on the back of your license?
For more details on registering for a donor card call (0117) 931-4638 or visit www.uktransplant.
Jagmohan carried a donor card with him and so we thought he obviously wanted to do something."
The panel on legal issues related to organ transplants, led by Saku Machino, a professor at Sophia University, says in its report that the current law's requirement that donors sign an organ donor card before brain death should be abolished, the sources said.
He was bearing a donor card indicating his intention to donate organs in the event he became brain-dead.
The information that taxpayers received highlighted the critical facts -- more than 50,000 Americans are currently on the waiting list, and people die each day while waiting for an organ transplant -- and included a donor card and information on the importance of sharing your decision to donate with your family.