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Family Veto in Organ Donation in Canada: Framing Within English-Language Newspaper Articles

Given that organ transplantation relies on public support for donation, an analysis of public discourse around organ donation is essential. The authors investigated the portrayal of family veto – when a family overrides the deceased person’s prior legally executed wishes to donate – in Canadian news media.

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The Burden Of Out-of-Pocket Costs for Canadians with Kidney Failure

New report shows inequities in financial support for dialysis patients, highlighting key issues and providing evidence-based recommendations.

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Canadians Are Dying Because Our Organ Donate Rate is Dismally Low

Every year, thousands of Canadians are added to organ wait lists. Although one donor can save up to eight lives and benefit more than 75 people, hundreds of Canadians die each year waiting for an organ that never comes. This article features an interview with We talked to Dr. Lori West, director of the Canadian National Transplant Research Program, an agency committed to increasing our donation rates, to find out what we can do better.

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Organ Donation and Transplantation in Canada

Despite an increase in the organ donor rate in Canada, the waiting list of Canadians in need of an organ transplant continues to grow. This paper provides an overview of organ donation and transplantation across Canada, discuss some of the statistics involved and list some of the options for increasing the donor rate.

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Organ Donation and Transplantation in Canada: Systems Progress Report, 2006 – 2015

Drawing on data obtained from the Canadian Transplant Registry, the Canadian Organ Replacement Register, and the various transplant programs and provincial organ donation organizations (ODOs) across the country, this report presents an overview of the state of Canada’s organ donation and transplantation system today. It charts the areas in which the system has performed well over the past 10 years, and those in which further focus and investments may yield the greatest outcomes for patients.

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