Organ Donation in Canada: Report of the Standing Committee on Health
In September, the Standing Committee on Health tabled a comprehensive Report on “Organ Donation in Canada” that arose from discussions with a number of key and influential groups, including CNTRP, CBS, TGLN, BC Transplant, and the Kidney Foundation. Collectively, these groups made a strong push for the Federal government to provide continued and sustained support for both a national clinical coordinating program and a strong national research program in donation and transplantation.
The recommendations from the report are very encouraging. The main recommendations are:
supporting the adoption of best practices in organ donation and transplantation across all jurisdictions;
investing in national public education and awareness campaigns to promote conversations among family members regarding organ donation;
creating more opportunities for Canadians to register their decisions regarding organ donation; and
providing sustained funding for research and data collection to ensure that organ transplantation results in improved health outcomes for Canadians.
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