In the News

Healthline News, 08/28/15
--The changing definition of what Is ‘brain dead’
This story explores the current definition of 'brain dead' and whether or not this definition needs to change. David Magnus, the Thomas A. Raffin Professor in Medicine and Biomedical Ethics and professor of medicine, is quoted in this article.
http://www.healthline.com/health-news/the-changing-definition-of-what-is-brain-dead-082715

Advance Health Care Information

California law give you the ability to ensure that your health care wishes are known and considered if you become unable to make these decisions yourself. Completing a form called an “Advance Health Care Directive” allows you to do a number of things:

Appoint another person to be your health care “agent”

Delineate your health care wishes, such as:

  • Health care instructions, including life support, organ and tissue donation
  • Revoke prior directives

A sample form is attached for reference. Acknowledgment before a notary public is not required if two qualified witnesses have signed this Directive in Part 5. In other words this is a free legally binding document.

Ways to Give Gifts

A gift may be made in the form of a check, securities, a bequest, or a complex trust arrangement designed to maximize tax advantages. Checks should be made payable to Stanford University.

For financial donations, please contact the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics at 650-723-5760.

 

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