NICKEL BELT-GREATER SUDBURY — Marc Serré, member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, is proud to support Bill C-316, an act to amend the Canada Revenue Agency Act (organ donors). The proposed amendment would allow Canadians to use their tax forms as a way of declaring their consent to become an organ and tissue donor in their province. The federal government would then play an active role in the process and disclose the recorded information to provincial donor organizations to assist them in identifying opportunities.
“I fully support and stand by Bill C-316 as organ donation is a matter that is close to my heart. Organ donation and transplantation are important for people like my aunt Claire Horner of Sturgeon Falls who received a kidney in 2005, and my friend André Auger of Sturgeon Falls, who received a lung last year.
They’re 2 out of 17,323 Ontarians who have received a life-saving organ transplant since 2003 and I wholeheartedly feel that this Bill has great potential to save more lives across Canada,” Serré said.
- Bill C-316 was first introduced in the House of Commons on October 16, 2016, by Conservative MP Len Webber.
- As of September 30, 2018, 1,590 Ontarians are waiting for an organ transplant.
- 33% of Ontarians are registered donors. This represents 4.1 million out of an eligible 12.4 million.
- Visit bedonor.ca today to register as an organ and tissue donor for someone in need.