Organ donation awareness fair held at UVU

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11 April, 2018

Every person who registers as a donor has the potential to save eight people's lives through organ donation, and their tissue could better the lives of 75 others, Gavsie said.

"Logan had made it known, and very clear to his family, that he had signed his organ donor card when he turned 21 just a few weeks ago", Boulet's godfather, Neil Langevin, said in a statement on Facebook. "This news will give hope to the desperately ill people who are waiting for that lifesaving phone call".

The event, which was put on by Trillium Gift of Life Network - the provincial body responsible for organ donation in Ontario - consisted of organ transplant recipients holding doors for rush hour commuters and handing out toy hearts as an act of kindness, or a way to "pay it forward", Farinha explains.

If you want to become an organ donor, visit their website at this link.

"On that day, the number of new registrations in Ontario was four times what we typically see on a Sunday". "Even in his eventual passing, he will be a selfless hero".

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In Utah alone, there are around 800 people waiting to receive a transplant.

"The only way to save these people is for people like you and me and our family members to donate organs", said Dr. James Eason, "... and that can be either after death with your family's consent or it can be while your still alive with a living kidney or a living liver donation".

"The decision to donate organs is a powerful gift, made more poignant because it often happens at an incredibly hard time", said Alberta Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Sarah Hoffman.

And according to Midwest Transplant Network's research, 95 percent of people across the USA support the concept of organ donation, yet only about 54 percent are registered. "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".


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