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Be a donor

April 11, 2014

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We raised a flag at City Hall last week to raise awareness of organ and tissue donation registration. Only 29 per cent of Guelph residents with health cards have registered as organ donors – slightly better than the provincial average of 24 per cent, but not good enough. What better way to show our stripes […]

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A happy story and a sad story

February 26, 2013

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I have written in the past about organ donation.  As a result, I have met residents of our community who are waiting for a transplant. National Organ and Tissue Donation Awarenes Week I met the woman who told her story in the above posting. Twice. The first time was at a flag-raising to encourage people to […]

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Successful organ donation

November 27, 2012

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Since I have been promoting registration for organ donation, I have met several Guelph residents that are on the waiting list. I just learned that one woman has been matched with a heart and is recovering well from the transplant. We don’t like to think about the circumstances that would result in us being an […]

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Lots of good reasons to be a donor

April 24, 2012

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This is National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week. Only about a quarter of the people in our community are registered donors. You can visit beadonor.ca to register online (just having a signed donor card isn’t enough). To kick off the week, we raised a beadonor.ca flag at City Hall. At the flag raising, I […]

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