Hours after coming across the horrific scene at the Humboldt Broncos bus crash, Bernadine and Toby Boulet still hadn’t seen their son Logan.
Nova Scotia used to be a provincial leader in organ donation, but in recent years it has fallen behind. Last year, there were only 16 organ donors, and 12 families declined consent. Now there are calls to change the system to identify more organ donors and create a culture where every family talks about donation.
A Calgary MP’s private member’s bill that would make it easier for people to sign up to be organ donors will face a critical test in the House of Commons on Wednesday.
Last week, we asked: Should everyone be required to be organ donors? You answered, and here are your thoughts, edited for clarity. Jonathan Williams The answer to this question hinges upon the profound question of whether individual freedom trumps the common good. There is little room for debate about whether organs are needed by many […]
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is, as the name suggests, a build-up of fat in the liver. Being overweight and obese are the main causes, which means the condition should be easy to prevent through healthy diet choices and regular exercise. While the early stages of NAFLD doesn’t usually cause any harm, it can lead […]
FATTY liver disease is a condition with several types – non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is one of the main types. This is usually caused by being very overweight. But before being diagnosed, what are the symptoms to look out for, and are you at risk?
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Canada’s largest organ donor agencies are urging the federal government to take action to promote and manage organ donor registration at the national level.
Organ donor registration spiked following the Humboldt Broncos tragedy: Here’s what you need to know
Organ donor registration spiked following the Humboldt Broncos bus crash, but Canada has “one of the worst” participation levels in the world. Here’s what you need to know, both about how to register, and the misconceptions that have put us so far behind other nations.
Many social media users say the donation of Humboldt Broncos defenceman Logan Boulet’s organs has inspired them to become donors themselves. Health officials in two provinces say online registrations have surged in the days following the horrific crash.