A powerful journey from living with an artificial heart to a heart transplant....

Sunday, June 12, 2011


I would like to say it's the best thing since sliced bread... but I think I'm gonna say, It's the best thing since the LVAD! LOL


Organ and tissue donation is entering the 21st century. You can now register your consent online. You read it right! ONLINE!! This will drastically change the transplant community and save more lives. Making registration easy is a big step that will spread across the province. Thank you Service Ontario and Trillium Gift of Life for making this happen.

Check out my video! Grab your tissue... they did a really great job.

Another great feature to this website is that anyone with a health card and birthday can check if they are in fact registered. I have had many questions from family and friends as to when they will actually receive confirmation that they registered. Individuals are supposed to receive a new health card (if you currently have a new card) that says "donor" on the back and those that have old read and white cards would receive a sticker in the mail. People that registered over a year ago, maybe more, have still not received anything. This website can confirm that you are in fact, registered. If your name is in the registry, that's the important part. Having the sticker or word "donor" is not the important part, it's only for aesthetics.

Please visit the site. Share the link with others. Like it on Facebook. Tweet it. Whatever you do. Just spread the word.

I would also like to brag about the Life Donation Awareness Association!! Three of us are featured for this website! We are making a difference.

Ryley, such a cute, very polite and wonderful young girl, had her heart transplant at 7 months old. Her wonderful Mom, Joanna is a very avid member and promoter of the cause. She has reached out in many ways and continues to impact many lives.

Carol is also an avid member and a wonderful mentor to me. She has been incredibly helpful to get the group active and has run many events. I can't wait to see what else she has in store for the new year!

1 comment:

  1. Made a donation to TGH in your honour -- please have a look at www.justgivingit.blogspot.com and thank Pippy for 'introducing' us! Rebecca