As a competent adult, you have the right to control decisions about your future medical care, including the right to accept or refuse treatment, and the right to be an organ or tissue donor.
Making decisions about future medical care and sharing your wishes with your loved ones is truly A Gift to Your Family. Talking about your preferences for treatment will save your family the heartache of having to make decisions for you without knowing your wishes. It will make a difficult time more manageable. Your family will feel reassured that they are respecting your wishes.
Click on the link below for the A Gift to Your Family booklet about Advance Directives prepared by the Alabama Bar Association, the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, and the Alabama Hospital Association.