National Organ & Tissue Donor Awareness Week
The David Foster Foundation is recognizing and honouring National Organ & Tissue Donor Awareness Week (NOTDAW) on April 19 – 25, 2020.
NOTDAW is celebrated through awareness campaigns and encouraging individuals to register as organ donors.
It takes two minutes to register, please register online today and share your wishes with your family.
90% of Canadians support organ donation, however, less than 25% of Canadians are registered.
1 organ donor can save up to 8 lives and can benefit the quality of life for up to 75 people.
There are currently 4,500 Canadians waiting for a life-saving organ transplant.
Green ribbons, and green-lit landmarks, pop up across Canada during NOTDAW to honour the donors and donor families who gave the gift of life. They also acknowledge the thousands of patients in need of a transplant and those who have died waiting. Canadians are reminded to register their intent to donate and to discuss their wishes with family and friends. (Source: CBS)
Feature Family Stories
Enjoy this worthy read!
Read the inspiring story of the Audia and Chen families, watch an important video message from David Foster, learn about a special partnership with OUTFRONT Media, and more in the latest David Foster Foundation spring newsletter.
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