It should be opt out

Starting on 18 January 2021 in Nova Scotia, if you don't register your donation decision and you are eligible, you will be seen as having consented to organ and tissue donation after death. This is called ‘deemed consent’ under the new Human Organ and Tissue Donation Act. This means that when you die your organs can be used to save other peoples lives unless you have declined to allow this in advance.

Many lives will be saved by this new measure and we believe that this same law should be enacted in British Columbia.

If you also believe this change would be beneficial in British Columbia then we urge you to write your local MLA and let your thoughts be known.

Bob and Rachel Whitehead

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