Gift of Life

By Angela Gemmill

Greater Sudbury’s culture of donation is at a standard for which other Ontario communities should strive.

That’s what the President of the Trillium Gift of Life Network says after numerous communities within the city rated at the top of the list for registered donors in the province.

Ronnie Gavsie says roughly 50% of eligible donors locally are registered at beadonor.ca, compared to 27% across the province.

She says Sudbury has given the rest of the province a goal to aspire to for organ donation.

Gavsie says along with registering online, you must also tell family members what you’d want at the end of life.

She attributes our success in Sudbury to groups and individuals who’ve helped make the issue familiar to so many others.