The BIG QUESTION, are YOU A REGISTERED DONOR?
Tomorrow May, 6. 2013 I will be at the Timberlane Athletic Club (155 Vandorf Side Rd Aurora, ON L4G 6W7) from 10:00 – 1:00. If you are in the of Aurora or Newmarket area, please feel free to come by and registered or even come and say hello!
If you registered as a donor through your drivers license a while back, you’re no longer are an Organ Donor. The best way to check if you are a donor is to look on the back of your new Ontario health card, where on the right side in small print, it will read “donor” or “donneur” in French. If it doesn’t say that, you’re not registered.
A lot of people still think that Organ Donation registration is done through a driver’s licence, and it’s not. The new way of tracking and registering as a Donor is now done through your Ontario Health Card.
Organ and tissue donors are also able to register to be a donor through the website. Trillium Gift of Life recommends people check the website even if they have the proper designation on their health card. On the site, donors can confirm they’re listed and can update their information.
One organ and tissue donor can save up to eight lives and enhance as many as seventy-five more. By registering your consent to donate today, you can positively impact the lives of many Ontarians in need of organ and tissue transplants.