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If you are an organ donor & your family objects - does the family's objection ov

  1. ptosis profile image72
    ptosisposted 6 years ago

    If you are an organ donor & your family objects - does the family's objection over ride your final

    wishes? From what I understand - even if your have a state recognized notorized health directive to "pull the plug' - the family can nix everthing? Is that true?


  2. Buffoon profile image81
    Buffoonposted 6 years ago

    Nope, if you're registered. If you aren't and it's only hearsay, next of kin word may override yours, as the doctors wouldn't really know your intentions and there wouldn't be any way to tell.  So next of kin orders would be followed.

    If your have a state recognized notarized health directive to 'pull the plug', doctors will pull the plug against any other next of kin's wishes. However, family can delay the process by going to court which, in case of organ donation, is really a bad thing.

  3. laddriggers profile image80
    laddriggersposted 6 years ago

    If you do not make your wishes known in writing, you are leaving it to your family because what you wanted will be here-say.  If it's their word against yours, they win because you are dead and no one will be able to verify what you wanted.

    This is why it is SO important to have an advanced directive written up.

  4. thelyricwriter profile image91
    thelyricwriterposted 6 years ago

    No. We all should donate. We can help someone down the line and that is what life is about. When you can help someone, you do it.