Ana Transplant-Controversy – Audio Clip NAT101 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Audio
Dec 14, 2017

101 – (Transplant-Controversy)

MP3 Audio:

OTTAWA. x–16s. Friends of a 26-year-old advocate for Indigenous rights have launched a campaign for her to receive a liver transplant after they say she was deemed ineligible due to alcoholism. Rebecca Moore says doctors have told Delilah Saunders she’s not eligible to go on a waiting list because she has not abstained from alcohol for a minimum of six months. Moore says it’s a discriminatory policy. (“..or friends.”) (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: The family is considering taking legal action to force Ontario’s organ donation agency to place Saunders on the waiting list. The agency, known at the Trillium Gift of Life Network, says in an email that its policy is based on advice from expert working groups, and the six-month abstinence guideline is commonly used across Canada and the United States.

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