A Gift that Really Keeps on Giving

Did you know that signing your donor card may not be enough to ensure that, in the event of your death, your usable organs and tissue will be donated to someone who needs them?

KristinThe Canadian Society of Transplantation website provides information on steps you can take, wherever in Canada you live, to ensure that your organs will not be wasted when you die. As a resident of Ontario, I recently took the necessary steps. Since one organ and tissue donor can save up to 8 lives, I figure it was well worth the effort.

By the way, Kristin, the young woman I wrote about last spring, is still waiting for a heart. Her sister Alison said recently on Facebook, “What do you want for Christmas this year? Imagine if a ‘new heart’ was on your wish list. Give the ultimate gift this holiday season…”

To all who have visited my site in 2010, I wish you the best of this festive season.

Kathy Stinson is the author of the classic Red Is Best and the award-winning The Man with the Violin. Her wide range of titles includes picture books, non-fiction, young adult fiction, historical fiction, horror, biography, series books, and short stories. She has met with her readers in every province and territory of Canada, in the United States, Britain, Liberia, and Korea. She lives in a small town in Ontario.

Kathy Stinson

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