Monday, January 04, 2010

Thank you for caring

As we enter another new year I would like to thank the individuals and donor families who helped to save the lives of thousands of people around the world by donating blood, bone marrow or organs and tissues for transplantation.

Also, a huge thanks to those who have taken the time to register to be an organ and tissue donor. But the need is still desperate because there are far more people on the waiting lists for a life-saving transplant than there are donors.

If you haven't already registered to be an organ and tissue donor why not make it a resolution to do it this year? The links are below. Thanks.

“You Have the Power to Save Lives – Register to be an organ and tissue donor & Tell Your Loved Ones of Your Decision”

Register to be a donor in Ontario or Download Donor Cards from Trillium Gift of Life Network. NEW for Ontario: - Learn The Ins & Outs Of Organ And Tissue Donation. Register Today! For other Canadian provinces click here

In the United States, be sure to find out how to register in your state at or Download Donor Cards from OrganDonor.Gov

In Great Britain, register at NHS Organ Donor Register

In Australia, register at Australian Organ Donor Register

Your generosity can save up to eight lives with heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, pancreas and small intestine transplants. One tissue donor can help up to 100 other people by donating skin, corneas, bone, tendon, ligaments and heart valves

Has your life been saved by an organ transplant? "Pay it forward" and help spread the word about the need for organ donation - In the U.S. another person is added to the national transplant waiting list every 11 minutes and 18 people die each day waiting for an organ or tissue transplant.

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