Dying man challenging transplant sobriety requirement, says it discriminates against Indigenous people – CityNews Vancouver
Aug 13, 2019
VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – An Indigenous man is challenging rules requiring alcoholics to stay sober for six months in order to be eligible for a new liver, arguing it’s a racist policy.
David Dennis is a chronic alcoholic with end-stage liver disease, and he has launched a formal challenge to the policy through the BC Human Rights Tribunal.
Dennis says he’s been booted off the wait list, and argues he would be a priority candidate for a transplant under different circumstances.
His challenge, backed by the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, argues the rule requiring six months of sobriety is a lethal form of racism.
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