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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, 2022 as“Be A Donor” Month
WHEREAS; “BeADonor Month” supports organ and tissue donor registration; and
 
WHEREAS; More than 1,500 people in Ontario are on the waitlist and every three days someone dies waiting for a live-saving organ transplant; and
 
WHEREAS; In 2021, 299 deceased organ donors gave the gift of life, 1,189 organ transplants were performed in Ontario, and 1,963 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, regardless of age, medical condition or sexual orientation; 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 2022 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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