I just thought you might to have a look at this....
let's talk about this with others...
Will this help or hinder the donation process ??? What do you think??
Last night received an email stating that -
Bill 207 was going to 2nd reading on Monday. - Apparently Minister Dave Hancock, who is the Government House Leader in charge of Legislature business, stood up in the Legislature this afternoon to announce that Bill 207 will be reintroduced next week as a Government Bill.
Bill 207 – will force Alberta drivers to make decision on organ & tissue donation.Section 4 Page 2
4.2(1) When an adult applies to the Registrar of Motor Vehicle Services for issuance or renewal of an operator's licence under the Traffic Safety Act, that adult shall be asked whether her or she consents to the donation of his or her tissue, organs or body in accordance with section 4(1)(a)(2) If an adult provides his or her written consent under subsection(1), the Registrar of Motor Vehicle Services shall
(a) transmit that information to the Alberta Organ and Tissue Donation Agency for inclusion in the online registry, and
(b) affix a sticker in the prescribed form indicating the consent on and area of the operator's licence designated for that purpose.
If yes – names will automatically go into an online donor registry.
How do Albertans feel about this and how will the Alberta donor registry be set up?
Note -Depending on how the Alberta donor registry is set up, they may or may not have to notify families when harvesting organs or tissues.
Yes to a donor registry, but when it comes to getting organ & tissue donors -
Educate don't legislate -
Some individuals want to donate but will not put their heir names in a donor registry.
Don't force individuals to say no to donation!
Maria StranaghanDonor mom 1993