Mandating organ donation
An analysis will be made of this definition and a look at how it squares with the concept of transplanting organs from donors who do not meet traditional criteria of death.
Furthermore, there will be a discussion on how these programs have been implemented and where Canada sits in relation to other nations such as the US.
In this space between the realms of altered life and cheated death ethical considerations, not surprisingly, arise, and these are the substance of this chapter.
The discussion will start with a brief look at the Canadian scene, the numbers that make up the landscape of the organ failure and organ donation picture in Canada.
Next will be an examination of the changing landscape of organ donation.