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Legally, a patient’s family does not have the right to overturn a patient’s donor registration decision. The law governing donation decision is gift law – similar to a person’s will, the surviving family members do not have the authority to overturn this decision. DonorConnect works closely with our partners to develop a collaborative plan to move donation forward and provide support to the donor family. DonorConnect cannot facilitate donation in any case without support from our partners. Supporting the patient’s decision for donation is not in conflict with our partner's support of families. For cases where there are questions surrounding if supporting families or supporting the patient’s donation decision are mutually exclusive, an advanced conversation is required.