03/13/2012 03:09 pm ET Updated May 13, 2012

What You Lose When You Sign That Organ-Donor Card

But what are you giving up when you check the donor box on your license? Your organs, of course--but much more. You're also giving up your right to informed consent. Doctors don't have to tell you or your relatives what they will do to your body during an organ harvest operation because you'll be dead, with no legal rights.

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