Maeghan Toews awarded CBS James Kreppner Fellowship in Blood System Studies
Maeghan Toews, CNTRP Core 1 member and Research Associate at the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Law and Health Law Institute (HLI), was recently awarded the prestigious CBS James Kreppner Fellowship in Blood System Studies.
Through this fellowship, Maeghan will critically examine Alberta’s existing legal and policy frameworks and identify directions for reform to optimize organ donation. Specifically, legal and policy tools will be developed to:
increase the number of registered donors in Alberta through the use of incentive policies,
ensure individuals’ consent to donate is given effect and is not overridden by the wishes of family members, and
broaden the number of potential organs for donation through increased use of donation after cardio-circulatory death.
This research will provide a great opportunity to build on the work being done on organ donation and transplantation issues by the CNTRP Core 1 in partnership with the Canadian Blood Services, the Alberta Transplant Institute and the Health Law Institute.