Tag Archives: organ donation

At What Cost Presumed Consent for Organ Donation?

Marika Warren points out some ethically challenging aspects of Nova Scotia’s new presumed consent legislation for organ donation.

Paying for Egg Donations Enters Dicey Territory

Françoise Baylis opposes payment for egg donations and supports Canada’s current altruistic system.

Facial Recognition Software and Improved Organ Donor Matching

Linda Wright briefly explains “hoped-for” GeneSetMatch technology and highlights problems for informed consent and public trust.

Needed: More Honesty About Death Before Donation

L. Syd M Johnson examines the controversies surrounding death before organ donation and how current organ procurement practices may foster distrust and discourage donation.

Needed: Better Guidelines for Defining Death

Jacquelyn Shaw contests a number of claims made by Sarah Chapple in her recent critique of the CBC The Fifth Estate documentary Dead Enough.

How Dead is ‘Dead Enough’, Asks the CBC

Sarah Chapple defends organ and tissue donation after cardiac death for patients who are critically ill and dependent on mechanical ventilation, but who do not meet the requirements for neurological death.

No Ethical Free Lunch in Organ Donation Policy

Jennifer Chandler points to the ethical trade-offs in any policy to increase organ donation.