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Organ Donation Awareness
Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN) was created in December 2000 by the Ontario Government to assume the role of Ontario's central organ and tissue donation agency with the challenge to significantly increase organ and tissue donation across the province and improve related processes and functions. As outlined by the Trillium Gift of Life Network Act, the Network's mandate includes:
* Advising the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care on matters relating to the donation of organs and tissue;
* Planning, promoting, coordinating and supporting activities relating to the donation of organs and tissue for transplant;
* Planning, promoting, coordinating and supporting activities relating to education or research.
I had the good fortune to tell my transplant story to many of the new Clinical coordinators during their orientation and training. (see photo gallery, above) They will be available to assist on-site at the majority of hospitals in the Province of Ontario as Trillium Gift of Life Network adds to its clinical support team of Community Hospital Donation Coordinators. Already in Ontario’s neurotrauma hospitals TGLN’s In-Hospital Donation Coordinators and their on-call teams are available in-house to assist with organ and tissue donation cases.
As a very grateful recipient of a lung transplant in April, 2002, I am very proud to be a Provincial Volunteer speaker for TGLN to give group talks and presentations on Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness. I can honestly say that I have never worked with a more wonderful, caring and dedicated group of people than the TGLN staff. They are in the business of saving lives by helping to make it possible for people like me to receive the greatest gift of all, the Gift of Life.
But they cannot do it alone. Would you like to help promote Organ & Tissue Donation Awareness as a volunteer for Trillium Gift of Life Network? Volunteer application forms can be accessed from the website at: Gift of Life