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?
The 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.