OTTAWA, Apr 26 ( – The parliamentary health committee, which last week presented to parliament recommendations for increasing organ donations in Canada recommended the mandatory placing of all patients near brain death on organ donor registries.  While the committee suggests that families should retain the power to opt out of organ donation, the suggestion met with concern from critics who are wary of moving away from the completely voluntary system of organ donor cards. The chairman of the parliamentary committee Joe Volpe explained the controversial suggestion saying “Effective measures must be based on more than simple good will and intuition.”

See the full committee report.


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