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Organ Donations and Oklahoma Estate Plans

One of the commonly used but often overlooked details in estate plans involves organ donation. A growing number of people are interested in stipulating that organ donation be part of their estate plans.  The following will take a brief examination of the organ donation process in Oklahoma and provides answers to some of the most common questions that people ask about the organ donation process. Why People Consider Donating Statistics reveal that each day in the United States, 21 people die waiting for an organ transplant. Organ donation can help friends, loved ones, and even strangers in need live longer and healthier lives.  If you would like to play this valuable role in someone else’s life, it is critical to make sure that these wishes are clearly expressed in your estate planning documents.  Types of Organs That can be Donated It is possible due to medical innovations to now donate either organs and/or tissue.  When it comes to organs, while a person is still alive, he or she can donate one kidney or a section of his or her liver. After a person’s death, it is possible to donate hearts, intestines, kidneys, liver, lungs, and the pancreas.  Some of the     Read More

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Utilizing Burial Directions and Organ Donation in Your Estate Plan

One of the most important parts of successful estate planning is making sure that all possible issues are considered. While many people expect their estate planning to cover subjects like the distribution of their assets, it is also important to consider issues like burial, cremation, and organ donation. By fully addressing these issues in an estate plan, you can remove the chance that your loved ones will make a mistake by attempting to interpret your wishes. As a result, this article will consider two of the topics that are often left out of discussions about estate planning - funeral directions and organ donation. If you have any questions about either of these steps, discuss matters with an estate planning attorney. Be Sure to Document Your Funeral Plans The best way to inform loved ones about what you would like to have happen at your funeral is to write down a list of specific instructions in a document that is kept separate from other estate planning tools like trusts and wills. Some of the common concerns addressed by these plans include whether a person wants to be cremated, be buried, and have a funeral or memorial service, and where the person     Read More

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