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PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT 519-344-7777.

The Sarnia Organ Donor Awareness Group is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of the need for organ and tissue donation through education, awareness and exposure in the community. Our main goal is to spread awareness of the need for organ and tissue donation and to provide support for organ transplant patients.

As well, we give to Transplantation Research (Robarts Research Institute) and University Hospital, our regional transplant centre, both of which are located in London. In addition, we respond to individual requests from recipients and individuals on waiting lists. There are over 1500 people in Ontario waiting for organ transplants. Through education, awareness and exposure we hope to show the community the vital need for organ donation. View Facts and Information at giftoflife.on.ca

We are strictly a volunteer group and rely on donations from service groups, corporations and individuals for our operating funds.

WHY YOU SHOULD BE A DONOR

  • 29% of Ontarians are registered donors. That’s 3.4 million out of an eligible 11.9 million
  • 1,679 Ontarians are currently waiting for an organ transplant. As of December 31, 2015
  • 11,992 Ontarians have received a lifesaving organ transplant since 2003

Our Goals and Mission

  • To offer support to other organ and tissue recipients who may be experiencing a difficult time (medications, guilt feelings, etc.)
  • To increase public awareness of the need for organ and tissue donors
  • To provide support for people on the waiting list
  • To develop a list of speakers available for increasing donation awareness
  • To offer a forum for discussion of “what will happen after the recovery period” (i.e. returning to your old jobs or starting a new one), and other questions that need to be discussed to help the recipient return to normal life
  • To raise funds
  • To assist organ and tissue recipients, individuals on waiting lists for transplantation, and their families, with medical and other costs related to the transplantation surgery
  • To assist on-going research into the areas of transplantation
  • To assist in the education of the general public in the need for organ and tissue donation

Board of Directors

Chairperson:                                     Jean Clark

Vice Chair & Patient Liaison          Sue Morrison-Weir

Past Chair:                                         Connie Ellis

Treasurer:                                         Jeannie Crundwell Amos

Secretary:                                          Brenda Barton

Secretary:                                          Jason Thompson

Member at Large:                           Kyle Kavanaugh

Member at Large:                           Julie Grzelak

Office Volunteer:                             Cheryl McFarlane