The family of a woman who died in Steinbach last month says the local hospital informed them it was not able to honour their mother’s wish to be an organ donor. Southern Health has confirmed this is a common occurrence. Dr. Denis Fortier, Vice-President of Medical Services, says the simple fact is that rural hospitals and doctors are largely not set up or trained to accommodate most organ donations, something that is quite complex.
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Written by Daryl Braun of Pembina Valley (2019).