National Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Registry
The horrific bus accident in Saskatchewan has brought to the forefront the issue of organ and tissue donation. Logan Boulet, one of the hockey players, had recently signed his donation card. His family were aware of this and honored his wishes. Six people have received the gift of his organs.
At the 91st Annual Convention in 2011 of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada, Resolution 2011.03 was brought to the floor and passed. We, as members of the CWL need to remember that we can lend our voice to this important initiative. Our provincial and federal governments need to hear our voices.
Encourage your councils to support the resolution by registering to be an organ and tissue donor in Alberta.
1. Register online at: www.UlimateGIftAlberta.ca
2. Visit a local registry office and pick up a pamphlet for organ donation. It gives you the information and how to register.
Remember that 1 organ donor can save 8 lives and 1 tissue donor can enhance the lives of 75.
The resolution and brief are included in the Resolutions Communiqué in the Provincial Spring Memos.