Did you know that April 16th to the 23rd is National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week? Organ donation is a very important cause on its own, but it’s even more relevant to individuals living with cystic fibrosis (CF). Successful transplants can improve quality of life significantly for someone with CF, however it is still not a cure.
Cystic fibrosis is a disease that affects more than just an individual’s lungs: it can also impact the liver and pancreas, among others so it is critically important that we raise as much awareness about organ donation as possible. Nearly 10 per cent of all CF patients recorded in the CF Canada Registry have received at least one transplant.
BECOME A DONOR
Not only does becoming a donor make a huge impact on the CF community, but for our entire Canadian population fighting diseases of all kinds. Visit this webpage which lists the steps to register as an organ donor for all provinces/territories, share the message on Facebook and Twitter and get the conversation about organ donation going.
Registration takes minutes and a single organ donor can save up to 8 lives. Take a minute to visit the Canadian Transplant Society website to learn more about organ and tissue donation, and be sure to check your registration status with your local authority here.