A push is being made to get more BC residents signed up to be organ donors.
Sid Adams, a volunteer with the Kidney Foundation and a recipient of an organ donation, told Vernon council, the goal is to get the rate to 50 percent over the next two years.
“95 percent of British Columbians say they support organ donation, yet only 24 percent have registered on the official organ donor registry,” says Adams.
Adam says registering as a donor only takes a few minutes, and can benefit up to eight people.
City council is supporting the foundation’s awareness week April 22nd to 29th.
You can find out more about the program at www.kidney.ca.