Routine Inquiry Law- requires hospital
personnel to make sure that organ and tissue donation is
offered as an option to families who have lost a loved one.
If the patient has not indicated his wishes concerning donation,
it is up to the family to make the decision.
Not everyone who has signed up to
be an organ donor actually become donors when there is no
chance of reviving them. The Uniform Anatomical Gift Act
says that anyone with a signed donor card is a donor, but
agencies and hospitals hesitate to go against the wishes
of family members. Therefore, donors who have not told their
families usually do not become donors.
If you want to remove yourself
from the list of donors, in the state of Texas, apply to
the Texas DOT and send written notice to the Commissioner
of State Health Services.