Deceased organ and tissue donation after medical assistance in dying and other conscious and competent donors

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    Her Last Project - A film by Rosvita Dransfeld - tells the story of Dr. Shelly Sarwal's medical journey through MAID and organ donation. Learn more


    • CMAJ podcasts: Organ Donation After MAID:
      In this interview, Dr. James Downar (co-author of policy guidance) and Dr. Jennifer Hancock (an intensive care physician in Halifax) take listeners through considerations of having a patient who requests medical assistance in dying (MAiD) or withdrawal of life-sustaining measures (WLSM) and who also requests to have his or her organs donated.

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    Note: This report and the published manuscript have been endorsed by the Canadian Critical Care Society, the Canadian Society of Transplantation, and the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses.