Nova Scotia Set to Be First in North America with Presumed Consent for Organ Donation

April 3, 2019

(The Globe and Mail) – The words tattooed on Cindy Ryan’s left forearm are a constant reminder of the importance of organ donation in her life: “Recycle Yourself – Together We Live On.” A two-time liver transplant recipient, Ms. Ryan was on hand Tuesday for the unveiling of proposed legislation that would make Nova Scotia the first jurisdiction in North America to adopt presumed consent around organ donation. Under the Human Organ and Tissue Donation Act, all people in Nova Scotia would be considered potential organ donors unless they opt out.

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