Monday, June 14, 2010

Tax Credits for Organ Donation?!?!

At the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences taking place this week at Montreal's Concordia University, Mr. De Wispelaere an ethicist and philopsopher propsosed a new measure to increase organ donation rates in Canada.

The idea is turning to a second consenter — a spouse, next-of-kin or family friend — who would openly discuss the idea of organ donation with the patient at a less emotional time rather than when the family is grieving and medical staff may be reluctant to approach them.

The second part of the idea is to offer a government tax credit to the second consenter after the donor's death, whether the organs are used for transplant or not.

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