Organ Donations – Should it be in your Will?

TRIt is not uncommon for a client to want to record their wish to become an organ donor in their Will. Is this the best way to notify family and doctors that you wish to donate your organs?

Unfortunately, by the time family members have turned their minds to firstly finding and then reading the deceased’s Will, their organs are unlikely to be of any use.

There are only very limited circumstances in which human organs can be ‘harvested’, and an extremely limited time window of opportunity to do so.

Only people who have suffered brain death, that is, their brain has died whilst the rest of their body has continued to function usually on a ventilator, are capable of donating organs.… Read More