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THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF BARRIE
Mayor’s Office - "Committed to Service Excellence"

Proclamation

I, Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of Barrie hereby proclaim
April 1-30, 2021 as“Be A Donor” Month
WHEREAS; Over 1,600 people in Ontario are on the waitlist and every three days someone dies waiting for a live-saving organ transplant; and
   
WHEREAS; in 2020, 314 deceased organ donors gave the gift of life, 1,135 organ transplants were performed in Ontario, and 1,709 tissue donors enhanced the lives of thousands; and
 
WHEREAS; 90% of Ontarians support organ and tissue donation yet only one in three (35%) of eligible Ontarians have registered their consent to donate; and
 
WHEREAS; Families almost always consent to donation when there is evidence a loved one registered their decision to donate, but in the absence of a registered donation decision, families consent only half of the time; and
 
WHEREAS; Everyone is a potential organ and tissue donor.  One organ donor can save up to eight lives and enhance the lives of up to 75 more through the gift of tissue.
 
THEREFORE, I, Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of Barrie, do hereby proclaim the month of April 2021 to be “Be A Donor Month” and encourage all to learn more about the organ and tissue donation and consider registering as a donor at BeADonor.ca.


- Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of BARRIE

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