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But her parents hope she'll live on through organ donation.
The mystery of life after death continues. What happens when we "die"? This is one of the oldest questions of humankind, pondered by the great religions of the world, philosophers through the ages, an...
Around 250 people die each year waiting for an organ transplant.
Tyler Klassen signed up to be a donor just two days before a fatal car crash.
The bill is just a few short paragraphs.
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The shift in the culture has meant that every department at Osler -- from the ER to the OR -- now see it as a priority that all families are given the opportunity to choose donation. Families can find hope in knowing that there is the potential to save eight lives through organ donation and up to 75 more through tissue donation.
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Kidney disease is a serious condition that can affect anyone at any age, including children. Twelve children are on dialysis in B.C., almost 150 with non-dialysis chronic kidney disease and another 50 are in post-transplant care. These numbers may appear small but the impact on their lives is significant.
A review panel maintained a previous decision preventing her from acting as a donor.
TORONTO - He was a father, a fiance, a real go-getter and, in the end, he also saved lives.Aaron Murray was driving home after a long day of work, college and errands for his three-week old son when h...
'If I can give back to the health profession that helped me, then that is a great thing.'
The public response to the appeal on behalf of Eugene Melnyk, owner of the Ottawa Senators hockey team, for a liver donor has been a heart-warming demonstration of the generosity of our community. Fortunately, a donor was found and the transplant was performed in time to save his life. But is it fair that he received a donation when many others are waiting, and dying, on the waitlist for a transplant? This is one of the common themes in the commentary in the news over the past few days.
Some call him a hero, but Imad Zammar says that if his mom, Freida Zammar, is present, she is quick to correct them and say, "he's not a hero -- he did what you are supposed to do -- for family." Maybe, but not everyone saves their older brother's life by giving him a kidney. And that is exactly what Zammar did.
Even though Sue Ellen Monaghan’s son is no longer alive, she can still listen to his heartbeat. The Portland. Ore., woman’s 25-year-old son Tim Conley died last fall after a work accident. But Conley...
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There are 136 cases of measles in Quebec. The disease is spreading fast considering that this outbreak was allegedly caused by a single returnee from a Disney vacation where the outbreak started. Like a run away freight train, measles will jump person to person and eventually make it here. Is my son who had a heart transplant and can't be vaccinated protected? I sure hope so. If you don't want to vaccinate, don't. But when measles is out there, an airborne illness that is so easily spread, please keep your child home. Don't make choices for my child too.
The mother of a nine-month-old baby with stage four renal failure is hoping to raise awareness about organ donation. Ashley Barnaby's son Zaccari Buell has a rare kidney disease called congenital nep...
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Today, in Ontario, over 1,500 people are on the waiting list for a life-saving organ transplant. Yet, despite the apparent and overwhelming need for organs and tissues, Canada has one of the lowest rates of organ donation in the world.
While thousands of Canadians wait for transplants that could alter or save their lives, many potentially willing organ donors are never identified or don't make it through the complex donation process...
A 14-year-old Vancouver Island girl with a rare liver cancer has made a video to encourage others to donate their organs after they die. Tessa Williams, who lives in Black Creek, B.C., has fibrolamell...
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The chance to save lives is simple--become an organ donor. The chance that someone from a particular ethnic group will receive an organ, like Canada's aboriginal and South Asian populations, is a little more complicated. We're a diverse country, but does our donor pool match that diversity? In Ontario's predominantly caucasian communities, up to 50 per cent of residents are registered. But in more diverse areas like the GTA, the registration rate is around 14 per cent.
TORONTO - The provincial agency that co-ordinates organ transplants warns many of the 1,500 people in Ontario on the waiting list may die because there are not enough organs to meet the need.Many peop...
Rehtaeh Parsons will live on in the lives of others thanks to the organ donations made after her death. I received a letter from an organ recipient. This unnamed person found out this year they needed a new heart. Their family and friends were scared because they almost died. Then the words hit me, the recipient is "only 17 years old." Rehtaeh's age.
It's easy to say that you would help, but actually doing something becomes a bit more challenging. After a discussion with my family, I filled out the Gift of Life Consent Form. Being an organ donor i...
Helene Campbell is discovering that being Canada's most high-profile organ donor advocate allows her to get up close with some celebrities and very personal with others.Campbell appeared on the Ellen...
When I was a toddler and was limping instead of walking, my parents began to suspect something was wrong. I went to numerous specialists to try and figure out what it was. At age 5, after going to Sic...
VANCOUVER - Organ transplants in British Columbia were up to a record-breaking level in 2012 and wait times for some procedures were down as BC Transplant marked its busiest year.Agency spokeswoman Pe...
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When my dad passed away it was by far the worst day of my life. All the anti-rejection drugs that were keeping his heart pumping were slowly deteriorating his other organs. We knew this day would eventually come, but none of us really wanted to accept it. Really, how can anyone be prepared to lose their parent?
Half of children with heart failure will die or need a heart transplant, an outcome that has prompted new guidelines for emergency room doctors to help recognize the problem. The Canadian Cardiovascu...
OTTAWA - An organ donation campaign started by a feisty young Ottawa double-lung transplant recipient now has new friends — a lot of them.Facebook is hoping its organ donation tool, which allows users...
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FREDERICTON - New Brunswick is suspending its organ donation program for up to two weeks after a Health Canada Inspection found problems with documentation.The province's Health Department says Health...