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Andy Dench: Gift Of 8 Campaign

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There are about 1,500 people in Ontario who are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant, but they aren't the only ones being affected. Their family members, friends and all those close to them are waiting too. Right along side them. I’ve got a rare liver disease that will likely cause me to need a transplant one day. I’ve watched others with the same disease go through the transplant process and it can be a very difficult road. Now imagine the added stress of not knowing if you’ll ever be lucky enough to get the call to actually get your transplant. It’s so vitally important that everyone registers to be a donor. Sadly, someone in Ontario dies every three days waiting for a much-needed organ transplant. Just over 30% of Ontarians are registered donors. Considering that a single donor can save up to eight lives and enhance up to 75 more through tissue donation, it's really surprising to me that more people aren't registered. Please take a few moments and do so. And if you think you're registered because you have an organ donor card, please check your registration status to make sure. It could one day help, even save, someone in need, maybe even me. Thank you.

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