Deemed consent organ donation means that everyone is assumed to be an organ donor unless they opt out, but assuming consent raises some ethical issues.
Thousands of Canadians are on waiting lists for life-saving organ transplants. An opt-out organ donor system, like the one Nova Scotia is implementing, could reduce avoidable deaths and suffering.
To encourage more people to donate, we need to figure out how location has affected their decision.
Researchers who’ve created a kidney-on-a-chip explain why these kinds of devices are an improvement over traditional ways to test new drugs.
Most people don’t know if they have a hidden extra organ. But they’re surprisingly common and often harmless.
Face transplants are one of the great leaps forward of 21st-century medicine. But soon they may not be necessary.