Dave Taillefer: Gift Of 8 Campaign

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I've recently seen the trend for individuals to have fundraising goals for their birthdays. I have decided to participate in this type of event as well, although I'm not asking for any money or time. Just asking that you donate something more valuable, when the time comes that you will no longer need it. Become an organ donor. Through this campaign, it is very easy to do; you can register your consent to become an organ and tissue donor online – you can do it right now, from the link on this page. It's easy and it only takes two minutes if you have your health card. I made the decision to register a long time ago, and have always advocated for this cause. Now, I would like to encourage all of you to do the same. Please share this page with your friends and family to encourage them to register as well. (This link for out individuals outside of Ontario: https://www.facebook.com/help/organ-donation). 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.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.

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