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Health Canada Awards $1.1 million in Funding to Evaluate the Impact of the Human Organ and Tissue Donation Act

Health Canada’s investment through its Organ Donation and Transplantation Collaborative, whose mandate is to help make transformative changes in organ donation and transplantation systems across Canada, has awarded $1.1 million to Nova Scotia Health, in collaboration with its key partners including: Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness, Canadian Donation and Transplant Research Program, Transplant Québec, and Canadian Blood Services. he purpose of the study is to gather evidence to inform legislative strategies to improve donation and to rigorously evaluate the impact of the overall implementation.

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Mother of five living with Chronic Kidney Disease in dire need of donor

“If I don’t get a donor soon, we’re talking about hemodialysis – one that I can do from home so I can be with my kids because the dialysis I’m doing now takes about four hours three times a week”

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Supreme Court Rules Patients do not Have to Share Genetic Testing with Insurance Companies.

Parliament passed the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act to make rules on genetic testing related to diseases. It made it a crime to force someone to get that testing, or share their results, to sign a contract or buy something. For example, insurance companies couldn’t make people get tested to get life insurance coverage. Parliament also made it a crime to collect, use, or share the results of someone’s genetic tests without their permission. Anyone breaking the rules could be fined up to $1 million or put in jail for up to five years, or both.

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N.W.T. patients in Alberta hospitals eligible to be added to organ donor list

Northwest Territories residents who want to be organ donors can now do so through Alberta’s registry…The Northwest Territories does not have a similar program because of its low population and lack of medical capability.

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Stranger attempts to help find kidney donor for Edmontonian

A man from Innisfail who kick-started a chain of life-saving organ transplants by donating his kidney is now trying to help a stranger find a kidney donor. Sarah Ryan explains.

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