Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Peace of Mind: The Importance of Having a Durable Power of Attorney

Around the world, things are going back to the way they were before this pandemic. Many countries are reopening schools, and workers are returning to their workplaces. With many of us leaving our homes, it is very important to be prepared for any event: Is it going to rain? Well, take an umbrella with you. Will you need to take a taxi? Make sure you bring enough money. But what if we have an accident while outside? We have to make sure we carry our durable power of attorney (DPA), as we want to make good use of it.

An advance medical directive is a legal document that puts your medical wishes in writing and allows you to choose someone you trust to make healthcare decisions for you. This document offers peace of mind that, should the unthinkable happen, you’ve made your wishes known, including your personal decisions regarding the use of blood and blood fractions.