Writing a Will Before a Transplant

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When a person writes a will, it can be the first time they think seriously about the possibility of their own death. This was the case for one famous kidney donor.

The entertainer Selena Gomez has Lupus disease. The disease can be very debilitating and result in many different medical complications.

For Gomez it resulted in her kidneys starting to fail and in needing a kidney transplant. Luckily for her, her best friend was a match and the friend agreed to donate.

The friend stated that she had to write a will, which was when she first thought about the possibility that she might not survive.

The Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog reported on this story in “Selena Gomez BFF: I Wrote My Will Before Transplant.”

This is not that unusual.

For many people, writing a will and creating an estate plan means they have to think about the possibility that they will pass away.

That is an uncomfortable thing to think about for some people, so they avoid the subject and do not get estate plans.

Regardless of whether people want to think about it, we are all going to pass away.

It is better to pass away after getting an estate plan.

Instead of letting thoughts of death stop you from planning, perhaps it would be better to think about protecting your family just in case.

Reference: Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog (Nov. 5, 2017) “Selena Gomez BFF: I Wrote My Will Before Transplant.”