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Guest Blog SubmissionAnyone is welcome to submit a Guest Blog Entry to torontomike.com. I received the following submission earlier today.

Hi Mike

It has been in the news lately how dire the situation is regarding available organs for tranplants. Could you please put something on your website encouraging people to sign their donor cards and to tell their loved ones that would like to donate any and all useable organs. It's not like you will be needing them, where you are going?

     Sue Martin

You just did!

If you are 16 years of age or over, you can register your consent to donate your organs and/or tissues upon your death by completing an Organ and Tissue Donor Registration form and submitting it to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care who keeps a registry of donors. The facts speak for themselves.

  • Nearly 3,700 Canadians are waiting for organ transplants that could enhance, even save their lives.
  • In 2000, 147 patients on transplant waiting lists died when no organ became available.
  • As of April 2001 there were 3,269 Canadians waiting for a corneal transplant.

Once you decide to become an organ or tissue donor, it's important you share this decision with members of your family. A colleague recently brought in a photo album he produced during the time his sister received one of his kidneys and seeing these pictures truly brought home the benefits of donating an organ or tissue. Count me in!


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