Who should get your organs? How assisted death raises hard new questions – GLOBAL

July 6, 2023

Should Canadians seeking medical assistance in dying (MAiD) be able to direct that an organ donated after their death goes to someone they choose?

New guidelines aim to provide guidance for the Canadian organizations and transplant programs facing that challenging question, though some experts are raising concerns about how to balance who a donor wants to get the organ with who might need it most.

The guidelines, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal on June 26, outline the recommendations for how transplant organizations and programs should handle “directed donation”, in which a person still living can designate a recipient for one of their organs.

Typically, this is a loved one or close friend who is on the transplant waitlist.

Read more: https://globalnews.ca/news/9805695/organ-donation-assisted-death-canada-recommendations/

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