(a) A person authorized to make an anatomical gift under section 19a-289h may make an anatomical gift by a document of gift signed by the person making the gift or by that person’s oral communication that is electronically recorded or is contemporaneously reduced to a record and signed by the individual receiving the oral communication.

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 19a-289i

  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.

(b) Subject to the provisions of subsection (c) of this section, an anatomical gift by a person authorized under section 19a-289h may be amended or revoked orally or in a record by any member of a higher priority class under subsection (a) of section 19a-289h, who is reasonably available. If more than one member of such higher priority class is reasonably available, the gift made by a person authorized under section 19a-289h may be: (1) Amended, only if a majority of the reasonably available higher priority class members agree to the amending of the gift; or (2) revoked, only if a majority of the reasonably available higher priority class members agree to the revoking of the gift or they are equally divided as to whether to revoke the gift.

(c) A revocation under subsection (b) of this section is effective only if the procurement organization, transplant hospital or physician or technician knows of the revocation before an incision has been made to remove a part from the donor‘s body or before invasive procedures have begun to prepare the recipient.