Humboldt Broncos hockey player Logan Boulet is seen in this undated handout photo.The donation of his organs helped spur a national movement known as the Logan Boulet Effect.
The need for organ donation in the United States is growing at a considerable rate.
Furthermore, there has also been a significant rise in the number of organ donors in the United States.
It is used in 20 European countries and has led to an increase in organ donations and transplants. In terms of donation, Canada's record is pathetic.
While more than 80 per cent of us say we believe in donation, only 20 per cent of us have made plans.
Let us bow our heads in gratitude and raise a glass to the province of Nova Scotia.
Impossible to do at the same time, I grant you, but give it a shot.When the bill becomes law, Nova Scotia will become the first jurisdiction in North America to operate a donor system known as presumed consent.Under this system, everyone is considered willing to donate an organ unless he or she makes the determination to opt out.Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.Essay on Organ Donation – Organ donation is a process in which a person willingly donates an organ of his body to another person.It would be un-Canadian if we did not protest a new government initiative.There is the feeling that, somehow, presumed consent takes away a person's right to choose.Nationally, the rate is about 20.9 donors per million people.This puts us well behind the United States and the U. The nation with the highest rate of organ donation is Spain.An ethics professor at the University of Toronto says that Canadians of different cultures and religious values would have objections to the removal of organs from a deceased family member.Naturally, those concerns have to be addressed with great understanding and sensitivity.