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Heartwarming Charity – Canadian Transplant Association

Sometimes when a heart does not work, it needs to be replaced. But the only way to get this replacement is through a series of complicated searches that seek to find a donor heart. It is only with the registration of someone becoming an ‘Organ Donor’ that it is possible for others to receive the organs and tissues they need for another chance at life.

Becoming an organ donor and ensuring that the right person receives what they need is so important! It is for this reason that First Edition has selected the Canadian Transplant Association as our heartwarming charity of the month! Take a look at what this fantastic organization is doing for Canadians!

 

About this Charity:

The [Canadian Transplant Association] encourages and motivates transplant recipients to maintain a healthy lifestyle by supporting athletic and other awareness events.

– Canadian Transplant Association

Originating in 1987, the Canadian Transplant Association has been working hard to ensure that Canadians in need get the organs and tissues they require to live a better and healthier life. When someone requires an organ, they usually end up on a waiting list, and are stuck waiting until something becomes available. Until a donor becomes present, all that can be done is to wait – weeks, months, or even years. The problem is that some people do not always have the time to wait, and it is these situations that become dire. That is why the Canadian Transplant Association is here to help. This wonderful organization is helping Canadians by:

  • Raise Funds
    Through donations gathered via fundraising and monetary donations online, the Canadian Transplant Association is striving to: help those seeking organ and tissue donations, support those undergoing surgery, and assist those living with their new life-saving donation.
  • Support
    The organization offers programs and access to various resources regarding organ and tissue donations. The Canadian Transplant Association works together as a community to support their members and those seeking help within the organ donation area. The Canadian Transplant Association is “comprised of transplant recipients, athletes, and volunteers dedicated to promoting organ donation through public advocacy and events.” The organization also hosts and participates in a number of yearly events (such as the Canadian Transplant Games and World Transplant Games), to increase awareness and seek further support.

 

How to Get Involved:

There are a number of ways you can get involved with the Canadian Transplant Association, including:

  • Donating
  • Become a Member
  • Volunteer
  • Sign up for the Newsletter
  • Participate in Events
  • Become an Organ and Tissue Donor

 

Why This Work is Heartwarming:

Now, more than ever, there is a demand for transplant donors. As stated on the Canadian Transplant Association website, there are “record numbers of people in your community who are on transplant waiting lists.” By raising awareness about this important cause, we can work together to get these individuals the organs and tissues they need to continue living a long and healthy life. This work is heartwarming because it:

  • Increases awareness and access to organ and tissue donations
    • The more people that receive these necessary donations, the happier hearts there will be. For those suffering from heart disease and other heart-related medical issues, a heart transplant could be just the thing needed to save their lives!

 

 

It all comes back to the heart, and that is why we support the Canadian Transplant Association for everything they do to improve the lives of Canadians!

 

 

Sources:

https://www.canadiantransplant.com/en

https://www.canadiantransplant.com/upload/documents/cta-brochure_2015.pdf