Province wants people to give them their hearts

The Government of Alberta chose Valentine’s Day to remind Albertans of the importance of becoming an organ donor.

The NDP government says provincial donor rates have increased substantially over the past three years with more than 330,000 Albertans already registered with the Alberta Organ and Tissue Donation Registry.

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Grandson of transplant recipient wants you to be a donor

“It’s my mission to raise awareness on organ donation because, as one of 23 grandchildren to a double-lung transplant recipient, I can say on behalf of my family, it means everything to us. He keeps us in line,” Pirtle said in a release Thursday afternoon. “In my efforts, I will continue to inform people on how easy it is to register as a donor, to make posters and hand out pamphlets, and talk to your family and to push for my idea to have green ribbon coffee cups at Tim Hortons during Organ Donation Awareness month in April.” […]