A Family Discussion
Did you mark ‘yes’ on your driver license last time you renewed? Did you go home and talk about your decision? Technically, if you are over 18 years old, all you need to do is mark yes on your driver license or register online at www.yesutah.org. But let’s get beyond technical and on to real life!
When tragedy hits, the family not only has to deal with emotions ranging from grief, to shock, to anger, but they are also faced with decisions that are difficult to make. Add to that a discussion about organ donation when it has never been discussed as a family. Will your family be surprised that you are an organ donor? Will they readily accept your decision?
Have you ever considered that you might be faced with making the decision for a minor? As a parent, you and your spouse will have to come to a decision. As a sibling, you might be asked for your input. These are not decisions any family wants to make, but these decisions are reality for every donor family and the decision is so much easier if talked about beforehand.
Please talk about organ donation with your family. You can find answers to frequently asked questions on the Yes Utah website, www.yesutah.org. If you have a question that is not addressed on the website, please call our office at 1-866-937-8824.
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