- Location: Alabama
Organ Donation in Alabama
When applying for your Alabama driver's license, you'll be asked if you wish to become an organ donor. Your reply will be placed on your permanent driver's license as a means of notifying emergency personnel of your decision.
The decision to donate your organs is one only you can make. Discuss it with family and friends. If you need more information, visit the Alabama Organ Center online or call (800) 252-3677. Another informative website is Donate Life America.
Being an organ donor can save lives. It does not affect the quality of care you receive should you be injured. The medical personnel are there to save your life. If you can't be saved, your organs, if you choose to donate, will be harvested by organ procurement personnel.
- Donating your organs does not cost you or your family any money.
- Your body will not be disfigured by organ donation; an open-casket funeral is still an option.
- Let your next-of-kin know of your decision. This person will have to sign organ donation authorization forms upon your death, so he/she needs to understand your wishes.
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