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If you are a registered organ donor will your family have first dibs on your organs if they need them?
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In brief: Yes
In some states, donors and donor families may specify who can receive cadaver organs.
If you have a friend or family member who specifically needs an organ, your wishes can give them priority over those in the general waiting pool.

In brief: Yes
In some states, donors and donor families may specify who can receive cadaver organs.
If you have a friend or family member who specifically needs an organ, your wishes can give them priority over those in the general waiting pool.
Dr. Barry Browne
Dr. Barry Browne
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In brief: Possibly
If you are a registered organ donor you can direct your next of kin to your wishes regarding organ donation.
However, that would assume you already have a family member with end organ disease, and that you would be a suitable donor. Those are situations that are not easy to predict in advance.

In brief: Possibly
If you are a registered organ donor you can direct your next of kin to your wishes regarding organ donation.
However, that would assume you already have a family member with end organ disease, and that you would be a suitable donor. Those are situations that are not easy to predict in advance.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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