A local group is pushing for big changes to the way we decide whether to donate our organs when we die.
They want to see a switch to what’s called “presumed consent.”
In a nutshell, that means instead of signing up as a donor, you would be consider a donor unless you opt out.
Ultimately, your family members would still have the final say.
The idea is to save more lives by getting more donations.
The group says Manitoba has the lowest donation rates in Canada.
Among those speaking on behalf of creating a new law are Allexis Siebrecht, 12, a recent liver transplant recipient (pictured), Cheryl Simoens, two-time recipient of kidney transplants from living donors and Dennis Woodford, who received a double-lung transplant.