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Save Lives Through Presumed Organ Donation
Petition Background (Preamble):
Presently, the organ donation registration process varies across Canada. only 2 provinces have an official organ donation registration system in place (BC & Ontario). for the remaining provinces/territories, organ donation of the deceased individual is ultimately vulnerable to omission or disregard: within the extant system, family members are empowered to make the final decision.
In conducted health polls, 95% of Canadians answered that they would accept an organ in the event they needed one. additionally, the majority of these surveyed individuals were not in fact opposed to the idea of organ donation but rather quite the opposite. so if the majority of the nation supports the idea of organ donation, then why have so few actually registered?
The establishment of a federal organ donor registry would bridge this gap. Upon legal age, citizens would be automatically registered as willing organ donors in the event of a premature death. to ensure personal freedom and rights are protected for every citizen, each individual would be provided with the option to legally unlist from the registry. in the case of a minor, the choice to donate would become a legal guardian responsibility. presumed organ donation would more accurately represent the disposition of Canadian citizens, minimize premature death based on organ shortages, while still protecting personal freedoms and rights.
How can you help eradicate the organ shortage crisis? a bill will be proposed to the Government of Canada (with the signatures added to this petition) which will state:
Let it be recognized that every citizen of Canada of legal age be registered in a Federal Presumed Organ Donor Registry unless otherwise specified by the individual right to unlist.
PLEASE, sign the petition and forward the link. join us in raising our voices to make a difference in our nation… because WE can.
The Save Lives Through Presumed Organ Donation petition to The Government of Canada was written by Because I Can and is in the category Health at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: presumed, organ, donation, health, transplant, give, life, donate, kidney, heart, liver, lungs