Organ donation is the process of giving an organ or a part of an organ for the purpose of transplantation into another person.
The need for organ donors in Canada:
4,500 PEOPLE ARE WAITING FOR ORGAN TRANSPLANTS TODAY; 2,124 ORGANS TRANSPLANTED (2012); 256 PEOPLE ON THOSE WAITLISTS DIED BEFORE RECEIVING TRANSPLANTS (2012)
Other places around the world have already jumped on board with the "presumed contest" and really doesn't -the opting out- make more sense ?? If you had the ability to save or improve the life of another person when you were gone wouldn't you want to do that . Think about how many people want to be organ donors but with their busy lives simply forget to register .. .. Think about the hundreds and thousands of lives that could be saved .
Our mission to help raise awareness on organ donation started after our newborn son received his diagnoses of congenital nephrotic syndrome . With this diagnoses we were told that eventually his kidney would fail and would need to have a kidney transplant most likely before his second birthday . We have since spent the majority of his life in a children's hospital in Halifax NS and now on PD dialysis . Why can't Canada adopt what other places around the world have already started ?? I'm curious to how many other Canadian support a movement like this ... Please like and share and hopefully we can make this dream a reality !!!