There’s a great story about the seven-year-old boy who called 911 after his Grandpa passed out while driving him to soccer. The little boy, Evan, figured out how to make the call on his cellphone and spoke calmly with the 911 operator for 13 minutes until a police car could arrive. It struck me Read more »
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The internet is the new ground zero for social activism – and churches need to get on board with this. Facebook is more than a place where you post pictures of your kids – it’s also where you can decide to donate your organs. Twitter isn’t just a silly place where you share what you ate for dinner – it’s the place where presidential debates are discussed in detail live.
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Canada has one of the lowest organ donation rates in the western world. Too many people are taking with them what they no longer need, leaving hundreds of others to die needlessly every year. It’s a market problem with a social solution. Yes, organ donation can be a complicated issue, but sharing what you were lucky to have is no different a donation than any other. Now Canada may be considering going the way of countries such as Australia who made it automatic that people be donors – unless they said otherwise. A form of presumed consent. But should we not give our consent freely in the hope that we can save lives? We are reminded in John 15:13 No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. Have the conversation with your family, make sure your wishes are known. If you need to be inspired, check out these videos of Helene Campbell, a young Ottawa woman recently saved by a double lung transplant. http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20120525/presumed-consent-organ-donation-120525/
Then go to this website, and share: https://beadonor.ca/