For Immediate Release
April 15, 2011
Life for 1500: Windsor/Essex Initiative Aims to Save 1500 Lives as Part of National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week
L’Essor High School is hosting an awareness event aimed at saving the lives of the 1500 Ontarians currently on the wait list for a life-saving organ transplant.
Representatives from the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Cystic Fibrosis Canada and Trillium Gift of Life Network will be speaking to students to kick off National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, educating them on the importance of registering their consent.
Bianca Jones, a L’Essor graduate, will be speaking to the students about the importance of registering their consent to donate. Bianca’s father, Officer Rob Jones, dies waiting for a liver transplant. That is the reality in Ontario – every 3 days someone dies waiting for a life-saving organ transplant.
WHEN: Monday, April 18, 2011 at 10:00 AM
WHERE: L’Essor High School
13605 St. Gregory Road, Tecumseh
About Trillium Gift of Life Network
Trillium Gift of Life Network is a not-for-profit agency of the Government of Ontario and is responsible for planning, promoting, coordinating and supporting organ and tissue donation across Ontario and improving the system so that more lives can be saved.
For more information, contact Steve Erwin, Director of Communications (519) 973-4433.