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Organ Donation after MAiD

Donation of organs and tissues may be an option for some patients following MAiD. Not all patients eligible for MAiD will be eligible for donation, exclusion criteria for donation can be found in the referral form.

Review of eligibility for donation will occur only once a patient has two completed assessments for MAiD. Donation after MAiD follows the Donation after Circulatory Death (DCD) pathway and must occur in a hospital setting.

A person may be eligible to donate after MAiD if they:

  • Are younger than 80 years old
  • Are not HIV positive
  • Do not have a metastatic cancer
  • Are willing to have their MAiD provision in hospital

What organs can be donated

The option of what organs can be donated will be different for every patient, depending on their health and medical history. Patients who meet the donation after MAiD criteria can be assessed to donate:

  • Lungs
  • Liver
  • Kidneys
  • Pancreas
  • Corneas

BC Transplant hosted an information session on organ donation after MAiD for health care providers.


Information session Q&A summary (PDF)

SOURCE: Organ Donation after MAiD ( )
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