Here in Ontario they've launched Gift of Life Donor Cards. There's a marketing push right now to get people to sign these donor cards, thereby consenting to donate organs and tissue upon death. It's not enough, however, to simply sign the card. It's important to tell your family about your decision and ensure your loved ones are aware of your wish.
My loved ones read this public web site. There is no bigger pulpit from which I can shout these words. In the event of my death, I consent to donate any needed organs or tissue in the hope that I may help others.
I'm hoping I can stick around for a while. I really want to see what kind of people James and Michelle become, I'd love to participate in a Stanley Cup parade on Yonge Street and I'd get a kick out of scoring that senior discount on haircuts. I'm hopeful to live a good fifty years more, but if I should die in my sleep tonight, let there be no doubt as to where I stand on the issue of organ and tissue donation. It's first come, first serve and everything is available.
If I can enhance one person's life in death, that's a very good thing.