Today is a day dedicated to giving back in your community. Dubbed “Giving Tuesday” there a number of ways you can give back. Buy some a coffee. Hold the door. Volunteer somewhere. It doesn’t have to be financial in nature. One way you can give back is to register as an organ and tissue donor. There are about 15-hundred people in Ontario waiting for some type of transplant but only about 38-percent of OHIP cardholders are registered to donate.
Janet Parr is volunteer with the Life Donation Awareness Association and the recipient of a heart transplant, she says it only takes 5 minutes to fill out the form.
She says despite being registered it is important to talk to your family because of the way the system is set up.