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Local Doctors Push For Organ Donations During National Donate Life Month

Local Doctors Push For Organ Donations During National Donate Life Month

The number of Canadians signing up to become organ donors following the tragic bus crash in Saskatchewan that killed fifteen people has risen dramatically.

A Humboldt Broncos hockey player from Lethbridge could help six people live on through organ donations, according to a family statement.

Boulet signed an organ donor card upon turning 21, just weeks ago.

The Canadian Press reports that by Monday, April 8, almost 900 people in Alberta had expressed interest in becoming an organ donor, compared to the average of 425 normally seen over a two-day period.

Utah Valley University wants you to "check yes" for organ, tissue and eye donation.

You can go to www.giftoflife.on.ca to find out more about signing up.

His last gift appears to have struck a chord with many across Canada, prompting renewed conversations about organ donation online.




I ask her who makes a good organ donor and why it's important for more African Americans to become donors.

There now are more than 120,000 men, women and children waiting for organ transplants in the United States, and every 10 minutes, another person is added to the waiting list, according to the organization's website.

"Logan actually acted, he did not procrastinate - he is truly a hero". "This news will give hope to the desperately ill people who are waiting for that lifesaving phone call".

"Until it impacts your life directly, people just don't take action", Allen says.

"Around three people who could benefit from a donated organ still die a day". "Each of us has such power to save lives, to soften the grief of our families, to take away from them the burden of not knowing what our wishes are".

"In the absence of the facilities at the GMC, the blood samples of the donors and the recipients are sent to Mumbai for tissue typing or matching which at times could be inconvenient and hence there is a need to set up these facilities at the GMC", said a senior faculty member.

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