As organ donation gains increasing attention in our society, attorneys have an obligation to stay current on the issues so that they can properly advise two groups of clients: those who may need transplants and those who, if given reliable information, might consider becoming organ donors. A client in need of a transplant may wish advice about putting his or her affairs in order, and a client who retains an attorney to draft a will may be interested in learning about organ donation. Attorneys should know what a potential organ recipient should consider, how donated organs are allocated, how to become an organ donor, what myths discourage individuals from becoming organ donors, and the role attorneys can play in raising the issue of organ donation with their clients.
Louis J. Sirico, Jr., A Primer on Organ Donation, 17 J.L. & Health 1 (2002-2003)