Organ Donation in Ontario

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Last year approximately 1,300 Ontarians received organ transplants. Donations from the deceased are on the rise, and yet every three days someone in the province dies waiting for a life-saving transplant. Only one in three Ontarians has registered their consent for organ donation. The Agenda talks to physicians, donation experts - and a recipient who received a 15 year-old's heart - about their experiences, the transplant process, presumed consent, families overriding wishes, and why some people are hesitant to donate.
Episode:
Donating the Gift of Life; From Field to Fashion
Aired:
May 02, 2017