Despite surveys showing that over 90% of Ontarians wish to donate their organs, only 18% are actually registered in the provincial database, and only 12% of Torontonians are registered. This vast gap between desire and reality partly explains why one Ontarian dies every three days on an organ waiting list while hundreds more suffer a painful, expensive and needless wait. The organ donor rate could be increased substantially ...more »
As other countries have done, make organ donation an opt-out process instead of an opt-in process. Patients would still have the right to refuse to donate their organs but by default, every deceased person should be considered an organ donor.