ORGAN DONOR REGISTRATION BREAKS RECORD

Jul 07, 2015

By Andy Johnson

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The Trillium Gift of Life Network says a a record number of Ontario residents have registered to be organ donors.

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The number registered to donate is 3.2 million or 27 % of the eligible population.  That’s up from 25 % last year and 16 % in 2008.  Gift of Life Network says that over the last year, 271 deceased donors saved the lives of 960 people, while 278 living donors helped 213 kidney recipients and 65 liver recipients.  The organization also says 1,953 tissue donors provided eyes, skin, heart valves or bone to benefit those in need.

 

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