Nova Scotia considers presumed consent for organ donation

Nova Scotia’s health minister announced on April 24 that the province will consider instituting presumed consent for organ donation. This means that it will be assumed that individuals would become potential organ donors unless they opt out. Health Minister Leo Glavine will ask the deputy health minister to launch an online public consultation asking for input about a presumed consent or “reverse [...]

2014-06-16T10:15:47-04:00June 16, 2014|Society & Culture|

Organ donation bill opposed

For the past year, there has been an increased push by some in the healthcare system, the media and political circles to convince Canadians to sign their organ donor cards. For others, such information campaigns are not enough, so Ontario MPP Peter Kormos (NDP) went so far as to draft a private member’s bill that, if put into effect, would presume consent [...]

2010-04-28T08:51:15-04:00May 28, 2007|Bioethics, Health Risks|
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