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Organ Donation: The Gift of Life

Almost 300 Canadians die each year while waiting for an organ transplant. Underlying this unfortunate statistic is the fact that Canada has one of the lowest rates of organ donation in the industrialized world. And yet studies show about 50% of Canadians are unaware of what their loved ones wanted regarding organ and tissue donations.

Giving life to others: Tani's gift

Tani Goodman died when he was 17, but he has given life to others.

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The need for donors

Right now, over 4,000 people in Canada are waiting for a solid-organ transplant. The majority of these people are waiting for a kidney transplant. Yet Canada has one of the lowest rates of organ donation in the industrialized world.

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Organ donation and religion

Is organ donation against your religion? Actually, most religions encourage it.

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Talk to your family about organ donation

Do you know your loved ones' wishes regarding organ donation? Only about half of Canadians do. But it's the family who decide whether to donate a deceased loved one's organs.

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