Sarah Beth Therien

Canada is a world leader in establishing ethical and medical practices on the determination of death and donation March 26, 2014 (Canada)– Recent coverage on death and organ donation on CBC’s the fifth estate may have left viewers with the impression that Canadian medical practitioners have an unclear understanding of death and are misleading families about the risk of donation procedures occurring before a patient has actually died. This is simply not true. The first Canadian case of organ donation after cardiac death took place in Ottawa in 2006, when Emile and Beth Therien made the