I’m Andrew Young of Mortgage Wise Financial and Community Mortgage Movement.
What’s the deal with Organ Donations?
So, on May 20, 2018 I turned 40, which is kind of a big deal and calls for a celebration. With me turning 40, it also meant that I had to renew my license through Service Ontario. The fee to get my picture taken was $90 alone, that made me angry.
However, on a more serious note, I received an organ donor reminder in the mail. I would like to talk to you today about Organ Donors. I myself am an organ donor and have been ever since I got my driver’s license. If you can, I highly recommend being an organ donor.
I would also like to mention how important this day means to me, as my father passed away 7 years ago today. He donated his retinas to this beautiful little girl. Because my dad was an organ donor, she now can see now. Even after passing, my dad was able to make an impact on someone else’s life. I personally feel like it is so important to be an organ donor!
Here are some facts about organ donations:
Age alone doesn’t disqualify you from being an organ donor! Did you know that you one donor can save the lives of up to 8 people! They can also enhance the life of up 75 people through the gift of tissue.
Your current or past medical history does not prevent you from registering to be a donor. Individuals with serious illnesses can, sometimes, be organ and/or tissue donors. Each potential donor is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
All major religions support organ and tissue donation, or respect an individual’s choice.
Check out https://www.beadonor.ca/ to learn out how you can be an organ donor today! It only takes 2 minutes!