In April 2019, the Government of Nova Scotia passed the new Human Organ and Tissue Donation Act.
Starting Jan. 18, 2021, people who do not record a decision on their health card, and are eligible, will be seen as agreeing to be a donor after death. This is referred to as deemed consent. These changes will make it possible for more Nova Scotians to donate their organs and tissues at the time of their death. To learn more about organ and tissue donation, please visit Legacy of Life.
If you have questions about organ donation, please contact LegacyofLife@nshealth.ca or call 902-473-5523 or (toll-free) 1-877-841-3929.
If you have questions about tissue donation, please contact the tissue bank at 902-473-4171 or (toll-free) 1-800-314-6515.
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