Mi’kmaw mother looking for changes to organ donation rules

Mi’kmaw mother starts petition to change organ donation rules

APTN National News
A Mi’kmaw mother wants to see changes to the rules for organ donations.

Ashley Barnaby’s son needs a kidney transplant.

She started a petition, lobbying for what’s called, presumed consent.

APTN’s Trina Roache reports.

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Trina Roache brings 18 years of journalistic experience to APTN Investigates. A member of the Glooscap First Nation in unceded Mi’kmaw territory, Trina has covered Indigenous issues from politics to land protection, treaty rights and more. In 2014, Trina won the Journalists for Human Rights/CAJ award for her series on Jordan’s Principle. She was nominated again in 2017 for a series on healthcare issues in the remote Labrador community of Black Tickle. Trina’s favorite placed is behind the camera, and is honoured when the people living the story, trust her to tell it.