Friday, July 13, 2007

Doctors for Organ Donation

New program encourages U.S. primary-care physicians to discuss donation with their patients

This initiative in the U. S. caught my attention because doctors are a trusted source of information for patients and from who better could they learn about organ donation?

The program, "Doctors for Organ Donation" is being launched with a pilot program in Texas. The initial goal is to encourage a positive doctor-patient dialogue about donation, followed by a greater willingness by the general public to sign up as organ donors.

Read the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) PDF document.

“You Have the Power to Save Lives – Sign Your Donor Card & Tell Your Loved Ones of Your Decision”

Download Donor Cards from Trillium Gift of Life Network

Download Donor Cards from OrganDonor.Gov

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