Organ Donation

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Organ Donation It is a fairly common request from clients for their Wills to include a statement in regards to their organs being donated for transplant purposes after their death. Such can be included in the Will using the following wording: ‘If practicable I request that my body or any part of it may be used for therapeutic purposes.’ Please note that this wording only allows for organs to be donated for transplant purposes, and does not extend to donation for medical research. This wording could also be limited to exclude certain organs, for example eyes. Requesting that organs are donated for medical research is less common but can be included in the Will with the following wording: ‘If practicable I request that my body or any part of it may be used for the purposes of medical education and research.’ Alternatively, clients may wish that their body be used…

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