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Sunday, April 20, 2014

It's National Organ & Tissue Donation Awareness Week

Showing your support for organ and tissue donation is as easy as changing a lightbulb. 

Nurse Betty-Anne Waugh says they're asking New Brunswickers to take part in the Green Porch Light campaign by installing a green light outside of their homes during National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness week from April 20-27.

She tells CHSJ News the campaign is about awareness, showing support and recognizing their heroes. She says people who donate their organs are saving seven lives and tissue from those who donate can go to more than a 100 people.

Over 4500 people are currently waiting for a life-saving organ in Canada including 300 in New Brunswick.