Organ Donations Jump In SarniaFebruary 17, 2017 6:25am
Sarnia continues to lead the way on organ and tissue donations.
New data from the Trillium Gift of Life Network showed 47% of Sarnia residents are registered organ donors, well above the provincial average of 30%
Trillium Gift of Life Network CEO Ronnie Gausie salutes SODA.
“It’s a reflection of a very caring, kind, compassionate community,” she says. “And you have a group of advocates with the Sarnia Organ Donor Awareness Group that sets up events to raise awareness and keep the education high.”
In 2016, Bluewater Health cared for the families of four organ donors, a 300% increase over 2015
And 13 Sarnia residents are currently waiting for a medically urgent organ transplant
The statistics also showed province-wide, deceased organ donation increased by 30%.
About 1,500 Ontarians are currently waiting for an organ transplant.