Law Society Chief Executive Officer Leah Kosokowsky
Shares Her Personal Organ Donation Story
The subject of organ donation is near and dear to my heart. Thirty years ago, my brother, Doug, was diagnosed with kidney disease and was told that one day, he would require a transplant. Eight years ago that prognosis came to fruition. Luckily we have four other healthy siblings in our family and my brother received his slightly used kidney in April 2013. We named it Jughead. That gift of life has had a profound effect and Doug (along with Jughead) now cycles and jogs on a daily basis.
Sadly, this is not the case for all Canadians who require an organ or tissue transplant. Those who cannot find a living donor are placed on a lengthy waiting list and hope to get that magic call that there is a match for them. Did you know that 90% of Canadians are in favour of organ donation but only 32% have registered their decision?
Celebrating Green Shirt Day – April 7, 2021
Many families are thankful for the fact that Logan Boulet registered his decision and told his family. After tragically losing his life in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash, Logan’s family honoured his wishes and six people received a second chance at life.
The best way to celebrate Green Shirt Day on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 is to indicate your wish to be an organ and tissue donor by registering online at www.signupforlife.ca and talking to your family about your decision to donate.