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How do I opt out of an organ donation?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. George Loss
Surgery - Transplant
4 doctors agree

In brief: Just say no.

Tell your health provider no.
No details need be provided to anyone else except that you are not an acceptable donor for the potential recipient. Period!

In brief: Just say no.

Tell your health provider no.
No details need be provided to anyone else except that you are not an acceptable donor for the potential recipient. Period!
Dr. George Loss
Dr. George Loss
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Dr. Amy Friedman
Surgery - Transplant
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Tell your family no

If you are certain that you do not want to donate organs (=/or tissues) after your death, discuss this wish with your family.
You should also place this wish in a statement on your healthcare proxy. It would also be easy to write out a statement, have a witness sign it and carry it in your wallet. Organ donation teams simply need to understand your wishes and they will always be respected.

In brief: Tell your family no

If you are certain that you do not want to donate organs (=/or tissues) after your death, discuss this wish with your family.
You should also place this wish in a statement on your healthcare proxy. It would also be easy to write out a statement, have a witness sign it and carry it in your wallet. Organ donation teams simply need to understand your wishes and they will always be respected.
Dr. Amy Friedman
Dr. Amy Friedman
Thank
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