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Organ donation awareness fair held at UVU

Organ donation awareness fair held at UVU

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.

Gavsie said that Boulet, who had signed up as an organ donor on his 21st birthday just a few weeks before the crash, "has left a legacy, and he is an example to all Canadians".

Its Director warned, "we are concerned that making a legislative change based on poor evidence risks undermining public trust in the organ donation system, and could have serious consequences for rates of organ donation". "We're there from the beginning of the process to as much as two years out or longer for families that want to keep in contact with us or want to come to events that honor those donors".

Elsewhere, Ontario's Trillium Gift of Life Network told Newsweek that 182 people had registered to become organ donators by Sunday, compared to 67 on March 25.

Mumbai: The Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) is spreading awareness among university students for organ and tissue donations if, accidentally, their brain is dead.

Nicole Stokke in Nanaimo, B.C., said on Facebook that it took her less than three minutes to register as a donor on her cellphone, and she didn't even have to leave her bed.

"The only thing that gets in the way is procrastination", she said.

Ronnie Gavsie, the president and CEO of Trillium, said people across the country have taken heart in Boulet's story.

Every week, more than 150 people on the national transplant waiting list die because a lifesaving organ is not available.

"You can help Tennova save lives by signing up to be an organ donor through the state registry website".

Good intentions are not enough to help the 4,500 people in Canada who now need a life-saving organ transplant, Gavsie said.

"The increase in donations and transplants is made possible thanks to the generosity of donors and their families".