Friday, February 25, 2011

Ontario prepares for Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Campaign

In preparation for NOTDAW (National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week) in Canada this April 17 to 23 Trillium Gift of Life Network is organizing a series of orientation sessions in Ontario March 1st to March 10th. I am pleased to post the following announcement from Nicole Poos.

Trillium Gift of Life Network is happy to announce that we will be hosting a series of community orientation sessions in March in the following communities:

  • Toronto - March 1, 2011
  • Ottawa - March 2, 2011
  • Kingston - March 3, 2011
  • Windsor - March 7, 2011
  • London - March 8, 2011
  • Sudbury - March 10, 2011

We will be providing you with updated information to help support you in your awareness and community outreach work in these communities. If you would like to rsvp for this event, please go to: Event registration

I hope you will be able to attend and please circulate this invitation below and attached to all of your networks in these areas. We will be setting information tables on various topics to provide volunteers and supporters with some engagement ideas and resources on the following topics:

  • How to share your story
  • How to conduct a registration drive
  • How to engage your workplace
  • How to organize community events, i.e. Life for 1500 Events for NOTDAW (Refers to the more than 1500 on waiting lists in Ontario)
  • How to reach out to faith communities
  • How to inspire youth
  • How to utilize social media

Nicole Poos
Volunteer Services Advisor
Trillium Gift of Life Network
522 University Avenue, Suite 900
Toronto, ON M5G 1W7
(p) 416-619-2349
(f) 416-363-4002
(c) 416-436-9420

“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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