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DNR tattoo

2006-05-18 22:38:21.028954+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

It happens that the expression of "do not resuscitate" wishes is having an indirect impact on my life right now, so it seemed apropos to point to this: 80 year old woman has "Do Not Resuscitate" tattooed on her chest:

So, will Wohlford's tattoo stop an Iowa doctor from resuscitating her? No, said Dr. Mark Purtle, who works at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.

Purtle said Iowa law defines when caregivers are permitted to end life-sustaining measures. A tattoo isn't enough, he said.

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-05-19 02:36:13.548331+00 by: meuon

I was in the US Air Force with an Ex-Vietnam Medic that had the same thing tattoed on his chest. I hope he's still alive, and if not, that they honored his tattoo.