If you are an organ donor, how do you make sure your wishes are carried out by the funeral home?

If you want to be an organ donor after your death, you should:

  • Sign up as an organ and tissue donor in your state’s donor registry (you can locate your state’s donor registry at www.OrganDonor.gov.), or fill out an organ donor card when you get or renew your driver’s license
  • Include organ donation in your advance directives, will, and living will
  • Tell your family you have elected to be an organ donor after you die
  • Tell your physician, friends, and pastor or other faith leader

Having this information on record will enable the funeral home to make the appropriate arrangements.