"THE SECRET OF GETTING AHEAD IS GETTING STARTED" - Mark Twain
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Promoting Awareness

RE/MAX of Western Canada became involved with the organ donor awareness in 2004 because of the gift of life that one RE/MAX agent gave to another.

A RE/MAX agent in Surrey, BC had been suffering with polycystic kidney disease for 11 years, when he was told by his nephrologists that he would need a new kidney.  The doctors advised that he had a much better chance of finding his own live donor that waiting on the seven years long organ donor list.

An email campaign was started with friends & family to see if anyone was a match, however they were tested for eligibility and none made it through the screening process.

A fellow RE/MAX associate whom he knew for 20 years decided to secretly get tested without telling family and/ friends about the screening….he was informed he was a match.  He waited until his colleague’s birthday to share the news. 

It has been well over 15 years!

QUICK FACTS

4,500 people waited for a life-saving organ or tissue donation in 2012

2,124 transplants were performed in 2012

256 people died while waiting for a life-saving transplant in 2012

Be an Organ Donor today!


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