Resolution 1995.03: Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness

November 05, 2013

Whereas, there is a critical shortage of organs and tissues for transplant; and

Whereas, medical technology has developed the necessary expertise to make organ transplants a proven, effective medical treatment for end stage organ disease; and

Whereas, the Catholic Church of Canada affirms organ and tissue donation; therefore, be it

Resolved, that the national council of The Catholic Women’s League of Canada, in 75th annual national convention assembled, recommends that:

  • councils at all levels initiate organ and tissue donation education and awareness programs;
  • members sign organ and tissue donor consent cards; and
  • members promote the signing of these cards by family members, friend and parishioners; and
  • members who sign an organ and tissue donor card inform their families and their family physicians as to their intent; and be it further

Resolved, that the national council of The Catholic Women’s League of Canada, in 75th annual national convention assembled, urge members to discuss organ and tissue donation with their next of kin and family physician

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