Friday, September 17, 2010

A Faith Journey Towards the Gift of Life

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As a volunteer for Trillium Gift of Life in Ontario I'm pleased to post this announcement.

Don't miss this event on the theme "A Faith Journey Towards the Gift of Life". Please join us at the Heintzman House in Thornhill, Ontario on September 28th at 7pm to educate yourself on how faith informs your decision to be an organ and tissue donor.

Hospice Thornhill, in partnership with Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN), invites you to attend our multi faith discussion. The question that will be explored, "Is Faith Holding You Back From Organ & Tissue Donation?," recognizes the importance of religious beliefs in making the decision to donate organs and tissue.

“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 at 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 or enhance the lives of up to fifty people with heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, pancreas and small intestine transplants (see allotransplantation). One tissue donor can help 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. Organs can save lives, corneas renew vision, and tissue may help to restore someone's ability to walk, run or move freely without pain. Life Begins with You

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