Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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NAT080 - (Mba-Organ-Donation) WINNIPEG. x-13s. The Manitoba government has rejected a call to make all people in the province organ donors unless they specifically request not to be. The idea came from Steven Fletcher, an Independent legislature member who put forward a bill that would set up so-called presumed consent for organ transplants. Reg Helwer (HELL'-wurr), a spokesman for the Tory government caucus, says the idea is not without problems. ("..off on this.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Currently, people choose to be organ donors by signing up on a provincial website or on certain provincial identity cards. Fletcher's bill would have presumed people to be organ donors unless they registered their desire not to be. …

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