Manitoba health minister to make announcement about organ transplants

By | April 23, 2019

Manitoba’s health minister, Cameron Friesen, is expected to make an announcement related to a simplified organ and tissue donor registration process.

The province saw a record number of 22 people who became deceased organ donors last year.

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That’s due, in part, to a mandatory referral policy connecting hospitals with Transplant Manitoba.

The policy was introduced in 2014 and led to a steady rise in potential donors.

The province is also taking a wait-and-see approach after Nova Scotia implemented presumed consent when it comes to organ donation.