The Orgamites are a colourful team of animated organs that represent the most-donated part of the body and they’ve now arrived in Canada. Featured in films, games and learning tools, these lovable characters help kids (and their parents) to connect with and appreciate the roles of their organs, while learning about organ donation as well as how to take better care of their health, each other and the world. It’s never too early to start learning about organ and tissue donation. When families have access to accurate information, they are equipped to decide if donation is right for them and their loved ones if ever the time comes. Through educational programming, Canadian Blood Services aims to improve the availability of quality educational resources for teachers, students and parents to help them tackle a subject that is often perceived as too difficult for kids. Learn more about the Orgamites at Orgamites.ca. Find additional resource for teachers and families at learn.organtissuedonation.ca
“April is National Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Awareness Month and what better way to spread the word than to check out the Orgamites! The UOHI performs many heart transplants a year and in 2014 I was fortunate to receive the gift of life. As a heart transplant recipient and long-term patient of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute I cannot stress enough the importance of organ donation. Enabling families to have these difficult yet crucial conversations around organ donation will empower our youth to make their decision known and can increase the number of lives saved.“- Everad Tilokee (Heart Transplant Recipient & UOHI Patient Alumni Association Board Member).
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