At any given time, well over 4,500 Canadians are awaiting a life-saving organ transplant and sadly about 250 will die each year waiting;
More than 90% of Canadians support organ and tissue donation however less than 25% have formally expressed their intent to donate through their provincial organ donor registry programs;
Each Canadian resident over the age of majority is already compelled to complete a legally-binding annual tax return; and
A simple question on a tax return will effectively inform provincial organ donor registries of an individual's intent to donate thereby increasing organ and tissue donation awareness and donor rates across Canada.
We, the undersigned, Citizens and Residents of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to support Bill C-316, "An Act to amend the Canada Revenue Agency (organ donors)", and give Canadians the opportunity on their annual tax return to indicate their desire to be added to their province or territory's organ donor registry in a convenient, effective and efficient manner.
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