Out of respect to our donors and their families, Legacy of Life Hawaii uses language that reflects the life-saving and life-restoring gifts that they have shared with others.

 

Appropriate Term

Inappropriate term

“recover” organs, eye, tissue

“harvest” organs, eye, tissue

“recovery” of organs, eye, tissue

“harvesting” of organs, eye, tissue

“donation” “gifts”

“parts”

“donor”

“cadaver”

“deceased donation”

“cadaveric donation”

“ventilator”

“life support”

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