When you contemplate the implications of your mortality you may ask yourself how you could give something back to the world as a whole as a parting gift. There are those who engage in philanthropic efforts to this end, and you can discuss ways to weave charitable giving into your legacy plan with your estate planning lawyer.
Another thing to consider would be to become a tissue, eye, and/or organ donor. Medical science is capable of doing some amazing things these days, and transplants are saving lives. Of course, organs are necessary to make transplants possible and donors are always going to be needed. In fact, people die every day who are on transplant lists because of a shortage of available organ donors.
And in addition to transplants, the medical community can sometimes utilize donations to further the cause of medical science and this too can wind up saving lives eventually.
With a living will you state whether or not you would want to be kept alive via the use of artificial measures should you be in an irreversible, terminal condition and unable to communicate. You could add your wishes with regard to your desire to become an organ donor as part of your living will.
Another thing that you may want to consider would be to add your name to the organ donor registry, and you can do so by following this link: South Carolina Organ Donor Registry.
To learn more about how you may be able to make a lasting mark in the broader community, make an appointment to discuss the possibilities with a licensed and experienced South Carolina estate planning lawyer.