Opt-out systems of organ donation

By Simran Singh, Ashwin Sritharan and Simi Juriasingani Most countries in the world operate with an opt-in system of organ donation where individuals must actively consent to organ donation. However, in recent years, some countries have switched to opt-out systems of organ donation.  In the opt-out system, an individual’s consent to organ donation is presumed … Continue reading Opt-out systems of organ donation

Lesley Latchford – Kidney Donor (Part 1)

Interviewed by Simi Juriasingani, Katarina Zorcic and Noah Varghese Lesley Latchford’s father was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease in 2003. By 2012, it was clear that he would need a transplant eventually. Lesley donated one of her kidneys to her father in February 2017. We recently had the opportunity to speak with her about her … Continue reading Lesley Latchford – Kidney Donor (Part 1)

Dr. Aviva Goldberg: Part 1

Interviewed by Saad Ahmed, Hannah He, Syed Alifer Zaidi Dr. Aviva Goldberg is a pediatric nephrologist, and director of the Canadian Society of Transplantation and chair of Transplant Manitoba's kidney allocation review committee.  Dr. Aviva Goldberg generously discussed the impact of kidney transplantation on a child's life and development, and the distinction of pediatric organ … Continue reading Dr. Aviva Goldberg: Part 1