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“When I Die, I want to Donate My Organs,” Said Your Patient.
Posted on: 7/31/2017


An anatomical gift of a donor's body or body part may be arranged for purposes of transplantation, therapy, research or education. The Illinois Anatomical Gift Act establishes legal procedures for donating all or part of the human body after death to be used for specific purposes.

To help physicians navigate the complexities of organ donation, ISMS has developed a medical legal guideline, A Physician’s Guide to Advance Directives: Organ Donation .

This resource is designed to prepare physicians to respond to questions about organ donation and to educate them about their basic responsibilities concerning anatomical gifts, while abiding by the law and adhering to standards of medical practice.

ISMS also publishes a brochure for patients called A Personal Decision, which covers practical information about organ donation and other advance directives. It is available to the public as a free download. Member physicians may request up to 300 print copies per year at no cost for distribution to patients – which would cost non-members $225!

To request your supply, please contact the ISMS Purchasing Department at 800-782-4767 or send an email.

This ISMS medical legal guideline is a member provided benefit and is password protected. If you need to request a username and password, contact online support at 888-476-7776 or onlinehelp@isms.org between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. After-hours requests are answered promptly the next business day. You may also register online or retrieve your username or password

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