Dr. Stephen Beed on ‘Presumed Consent’ Organ Donation & Authors Ardelle Harrison and Leslie McCormick on “Bank on Yourself”

In a first in North America, every resident of Nova Scotia could soon become an automatic organ donor. The province is proposing legislation, to adopt ‘presumed consent’ around organ donation, which means everyone is deemed a donor unless they opt out. Families will continue to be consulted about their loved ones’ wishes and those under 19 and people without decision-making capacity would be exempt. It’s a system that has worked well in places like Spain and the Netherlands. Libby talked with Dr. Stephen Beed, medical director of Nova Scotia’s Legacy of Life and critical care organ donation program.

And – 90 percent of women will have to manage their own finances at some point, because they become widowed, divorced, or have never married. “Bank on Yourself” is a primer on how to prepare. Authors Ardelle Harrison and Leslie McCormick dropped by our studios.

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