Designated by the Canadian Society of Transplantation, National Organ Donor Awareness Week is upcoming April 17-23, 2011. RE/MAX of Western Canada proudly continues promotional efforts for the 7th year by spreading the word on the need for organ donors through paid advertising and social media messages which will run in the month of April in Western Canada.
"It is our hope that our commitment to raising awareness about the shortage of organ donors will encourage the public to register their decision or sign a donor card", said Elton Ash, Regional Executive Vice President, RE/MAX of Western Canada. "If we do our part as an organization, we can help set another record-breaking year for organ transplants in 2011 and for many years to come."
According to BC Transplant, who celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2011, record numbers of organ transplants were achieved in 2010. However, while most residents claim to support organ donation, 80% of the population are still not registered. Currently there are four thousand Canadians who are waiting on the transplant list.
For more information o how you can become an organ donor visit www.LiveOn.ca; a website designed to facilitate easy access to each of the provinces and territories donation agencies.
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