Media coverage of the presumed consent debate - CNTRP members participating in important discussions
Several CNTRP members have recently participated in discussions and shared their views on presumed consent for organ donation following the strengthening of the laws in France. This is an important and timely discussion in Canada with several provinces considering making the change to an opt-out model of consent for organ donation (Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia).
Take a moment and listen to recent discussions by CNTRP members on this topic.
CBC The Current - January 6, 2017
Dr. Sam Shemie, Prof Jennifer Chandler and Linda Wright - all CNTRP Project 2 researchers
The Ryan Jespersen Show - January 13, 2017
Dr. Lori West and David Hartell - CNTRP Executive
In the interview, Dr. West describes why its a complicated process to improve the donation system in the province. READ the full article to learn more.
Globe and Mail - January 17, 2017
Read André Picard's excellent overview of the challenges of increasing organ donation in Canada and why Opt Out may not be the magic solution to address our organ shortage.
"the fact remains that the “conversion rate” in Canada – the number of potential donors versus the number of actual donors – is only 20 per cent. In a country such as Spain, it’s twice that – again, not because donation is mandatory, but because they make identifying donors and harvesting organs a priority."