A new poll shows that 84% of Canadians are in favor of donating human organs and tissues after death, but fewer are willing to be a donor themselves.
“Two-thirds of Canadians (68%) say they would like their organs and tissues to be donated after death, while 21% disagree and 11% are undecided,” said Research Co., who conducted it. poll, said in a newly posted information.
Even fewer have officially pledged as sponsors.
“Across the country, just 43% of Canadians say they have signed up to be a tissue and organ donor after death,” Research Co. said.
In contrast to this figure, the Canadian government says less than a quarter of Canadians are registered donors.
“On the issue of tissue and organ donation after death, Canadians think and act very differently,” Mario Canseco, president of Research Co., said in a news release. “While two-thirds want to do so with donations, less than half have actually signed up to do so.”
According to the survey, Canadians 55 and older are most supportive of the practice (92 percent), followed by those aged 35-54 (84 percent) and 18-34 years old (78 percent).
Some jurisdictions around the world, including in Canada, have mandated organ donation, with the option to opt out of the system. In January 2021, Nova Scotia’s “Human Organ and Tissue Donation Act” goes into effect. The law registers every adult who has lived in the province for at least one year to donate organs and tissues after death. Those who do not wish to become a sponsor are allowed to opt out.
Nearly two-thirds of Canadians, 65%, “definitely” or “probably” want their provincial government to implement a similar system, according to Research Co.
The survey was conducted from October 1 to October 3 of this year among 1,000 adults in Canada