About SODA

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. On average there are 1400 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.

Our Goals and Mission

Our objective is to provide support for organ and tissue recipients and individuals on waiting lists, addressing challenges like medication side effects, feelings of guilt, and life after recovery. We aim to raise awareness about the need for organ donation, creating a speaker pool for this purpose. We also aim to generate funds to offset medical costs related to transplantation and support relevant research. Finally, our goal includes educating the general public about the importance of organ and tissue donation.

Board of Directors

Chairperson & Patient LiaisonSue Morrison-Weir
Vice Chair
Past ChairJean Clark
TreasurerAndy Weir
Fundraising CoordinatorPatty Smith Courtis
Volunteer CoordinatorBill Wilson
Marketing Director
Members At Large