To All Canadians,
We would like to thank you all for taking the time to read this letter. The Canadian Transplant Society’s mission is to help the thousands of people in Canada who are right now waiting for transplant organs. Our aim is to raise awareness about this life or death matter. This is a photograph of my wife Lise in a coma, as she waited in 2009 for a liver to become available. Like others in a similar situation, Lise spent years on a liver transplant list, her health deteriorating daily. When she fell into a coma we were told to expect the worst. Miraculously, when she had no more than a day to live, a liver was found. Today Lise is happy and recovering, looking forward to emerging from her long years of illness. It was this experience that led me to start this charity. With your help, the Canadian Transplant Society can help people like Lise to live their lives.
First of all we plan on enhancing the existing databases of the various provincial organ donation registries. These databases manage the distribution and administration of all registered organ donors. We will enhance their productivity through our Drives and Awareness Program.
We will establish The Family and Friends Program to help increase communication between donors and family members. Family members often veto a potential relative’s desire to donate an organ because it was never openly discussed.
We will supply state-of-the-art organ transportation units to provincial hospitals and agencies which preserve an organ longer, after it’s been harvested.
Moreover, we will educate the public about the many possible benefits to be had through transplant procedures. Today, transplants can
- End cornea blindness
- Help burn victims recover
- Remove the need for long-time dialysis
- Cure diabetes
- Prevent amputations
- Repair Childhood heart problems
- Assist in heart bypass surgery
- Correct birth defects
- Replace cystic fibrosis diseased lungs with healthy ones
- Replace disfigured facial accident victims with a new cosmetic solution
THE CANADIAN TRANSPLANT SOCIETY IS NOT TRYING TO FIND CURES – THE CURES ALREADY EXIST. YOUR INVOLVEMENT WILL HELP BRING PROVEN CURES TO PEOPLE WHO DESPERATELY NEED THEM.
So please go to our registration page, commit to filling out an organ donor card and join our heroic quest. You may also wish to go to our donation page. Any contribution is appreciated and any over twenty dollars is tax deductable.
Thank you and remember
ORGAN DONOR RECIPIENTS ARE “GIFTED”
James W Breckenridge
CANADIAN REGISTERED CHARITY 807050620RR001