A Regina family would like to see the organ donation system changed in Saskatchewan to allow people to opt-out instead of having to opt-in.
Cory and Tammy Furman appeared before a legislative committee to make the case Wednesday.
They asked everyone should become default donors unless they specifically opt-out of the process.
Cory Furman says many people have good intentions, but don’t follow through adding in 2015, only 11 deceased people donated an organ in the province.
In 2010, Tammy Furman received a liver transplant after falling ill suddenly while on vacation in Hawaii.
She considers herself lucky to have received a transplant in the U.S. where there is a larger donor pool.
The Furmans believe with a system of presumed consent, it should also be made to be as easy as possible to opt out if that is a person’s wish.