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Breakfast Buzz: Have you talked to your family about organ donation?

This year, Global News is aiming to start 48,000 conversations about organ and tissue donation within a 48-hour timeframe, starting on April 18. .
This year, Global News is aiming to start 48,000 conversations about organ and tissue donation within a 48-hour timeframe, starting on April 18. . Global News

SASKATOON – According to the Canadian Transplant Society, 95 per cent of Canadians say they support organ and tissue donation, however only 25 per cent have registered to donate. This week, Global News is helping to get the word out.

The goal is to start 48,000 conversations about organ and tissue donation within a 48-hours. We’re partnering with provincial transplant organizations and liveon.ca in hopes of getting more Canadians to sign up as organ donors.

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It’s equally important to have a conversation with your family about your wishes. Ultimately, they will be the ones making the call.

Today on the Breakfast Buzz we want to hear your story around organ donation. Have you already had a conversation about it with your family?

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Be sure to comment with your thoughts and watch Global Saskatoon Morning News at 7:55 a.m. CT to see if we pull up your comment.

With files from Carmen Chai