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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Nova Scotia to become first in North America with presumed consent for organ donation

Nova Scotia has passed a law which presumes that individuals are willing to be organ donors. This is a major shift in thinking from the current Canada-wide system which presumes that people are not organ donors unless they say so in writing.

There has been quite a bit of talk about this concept in several jurisdictions, but Nova Scotia will be the first in North America to put it into action. Over the next year and a half, before the law becomes fully active, there will be intensive training for staff and education for the public.

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