Did you know that.....?
v More than 700 Albertans need a life-saving organ transplant?
v Many more are waiting for a tissue transplant to dramatically improve their lives?
has one of the lowest donor rates in the country? Alberta
v Almost 25% of the people waiting for a transplant will die before a donor is found?
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. YOU CAN HELP US CHANGE THOSE NUMBERS.
We are a local group called the Tissue and Organ Donation Awareness Committee. We are a group of organizations committed to raising public awareness and support of organ and tissue donation and transplantation. We include:
· University of
Transplant Program Alberta Hospital
· Canadian Transplant Association -
· Kidney Foundation of
Canada - Northern Alberta
· HOPE (Human Organ Procurement and Exchange)
· International Transplant Nurses Society -
· The Liver Foundation
· Goodhearts Foundation
· The Lung Association
This year we are very proud to partner with Telus World of Science to bring our message to the people of
If you can spare just a little time to man a display table, then we need your help. We’re looking for someone who can commit to at least one 3-hour shift any day of the week between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. If you’re able to help with more than one shift....EVEN BETTER. The more volunteers we have, and the more time they can offer, the more shifts we can cover over the 5 months.
Volunteer Orientation sessions will be held on Wednesday, May 29 and Thursday, May 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Telus World of Science to make sure you have all the information you need to feel comfortable sharing our message of organ donation awareness. Please reply immediately to
Jennifer Holman (see below) if you plan to attend. We will repeat the Orientation classes for anyone volunteering later in the season who cannot attend one of the sessions in May. On the next page, you’ll see a timetable; simply fill in the shift(s) you can volunteer for on the day(s) and the week(s) that work best for you.
Send in your completed timetable to:
E-mail: jennifer.holman@albertahealthservices .ca
FAX: 780-407-7534 (attention