You can sometimes take a painful situation and extract something good from it, and this is something to consider when doing estate planning.
In addition to making preparations for the transfer of assets to your loved ones after you pass away, you should also consider advance health care directives such as a living will. A living will can be executed with the assistance of a San Jose estate planning lawyer. A living will is used to state your choices regarding medical procedures that you would be willing to accept and those that you would prefer to deny in the event you are unable to communicate those wishes at some time in the future.
The issue of whether or not you would want to be kept alive via the use of artificial means is generally at the root of these documents. You could also add additional preferences in your advance health care directive, and one thing to consider would be including your desire to be an organ and/or tissue donor. People pass away every day who are on transplant lists due to a paucity of available organs, so you could in a very real sense be saving someone’s life if you agree to become an organ donor.
Imagine the feelings of true gratitude by the individual whose life was saved by the utilization of your organs. And of course a selfless act is its own reward, and it can be a deeply satisfying feeling to know that one of your final acts helped others in need.
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