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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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It is claimed the change in organ donation law could lead to a 25% increase in the number of organ donors.
However, today there are 235 people in Wales waiting a lifesaving or life-changing transplant and more needs to be done to increase organ donation rates to give more people that opportunity of life.
Spain has one of the highest donation rates in the world and the organ donation law is still in place there; it has not been repealed.
While organ donation systems in the world take decades to establish, China claims to have yielded a steep increase in organ donations within three years, raising serious humanitarian concerns and questions about voluntary choice versus coercive practices.
This is a milestone moment in the development of organ donation.
HMC's Organ Donation and Transplantation team had performed four kidney and three liver transplants last month.
In addition, 25 national organisations that support the organ donation programme were also recognised.
Both the films dealt with the issue of kidney transplantation and organ donation, and its impact on the socio economic life of an average urban middle class family of our society.
My heart goes out to all the families that nd themselves in the position where they have to make a decision about organ donation and I would like to say thank you for all the families that make that decision.
The conference tackled the issue of organ donation from the point of view of the Maronite Church and international human rights.
This landmark legislation represents the most significant congressional in this area since the National Organ Transplant Act of 1984, which established our current organ donation network.
Dr Mohammad Ghaly, Professor of Islam and biomedical ethics from CILE, will deal with aACAyEthical conundrums of organ donation through the lens of Muslim religious scholars' while Dr Riadh Fadil, Professor of Urology & Transplant Surgery and Director of Qatar Organ Donation Centre, will present the Doha model of organ donation under the title aACAyDoha model of organ donation: thinking beyond nationality', organisers said.