Today marks the 8th annual Healthcare Decisions Day, a national initiative to encourage advance care planning.
For many people, a conversation about death might seem uncomfortable or daunting, but having those discussions with your family can help to ensure that your wishes are fulfilled. Today’s observance also promotes an open dialogue between patients and their healthcare providers to foster the important conversations about advance care planning.
One of the ways to start this discussion with your friends and family is to talk about organ, eye and tissue donation. You can make your wishes known by registering as a donor here.