The Canadian Medical Association (CMA, 2014) has developed this policy to provide guidance to physicians and other health care providers as well as to those who develop policy and protocols on issues of organ donation, increasing donation rates, defining and the processes for determining death, organ and tissue recovery and allocation and experimental protocols.
This policy is based on principles of general and professional ethics, many of which are codified in the CMA’s Code of Ethics and related policy statements.
This policy guide provides consideration on the following topics:
- General principles
- Free and informed decision-making
- Organ and tissue donation and transplantation at the societal level
- Organ and tissue donation at the institutional & individual level
- Living organ donor
- Determination of death
- Donation after cardiac death
- Justice in the allocation of organs and tissues
- Experimental and newly developing transplantation procedures
Read the full report here: https://legacy.cma.ca//Assets/assets-library/document/en/advocacy/PD14-08-e.pdf