Advance directives and DNR orders include:

Health Care Power of Attorney


Naming a trusted relative or friend to communicate for you.




This order reflects the wishes of someone who is seriously ill or with a life-limiting illness. It states that cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) will not be attempted if the heart or breathing stops.


Health Care Surrogate


If you do not have a Health Care Power of Attorney, a "surrogate" or decision maker will be chosen for you under Illinois Law.

Organ Donation


Organ and tissue donation offers patients a new chance at healthy, productive and normal lives and return them to their families, friends and communities. You have the power to change someone’s world by being an organ and tissue donor.