One life...many gifts

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One Life...Many Gifts is a curriculum resource to educate senior secondary school students about the vital importance of organ and tissue donation and transplantation. It brings to life the drama, generosity and the life-saving promise of donation and transplantation.

Funding for this project has been provided by the provincial Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

This project would not have been possible without their support or the generosity of an anonymous Ontario resident whose contribution ensures that students in the province understand the life-saving promise of organ and tissue donation and transplantation. The Steering Committee sincerely thanks all of our supporters.

The development of this curriculum has been co-sponsored and coordinated by the Trillium Gift of Life Network, the Multi-Organ Transplant Program at London Health Sciences Centre and The Kidney Foundation of Canada.

Educating secondary school students and their families about the need for organ and tissue donation and the success of transplantation was originally initiated in the London region in 2000. With funding received from The Kidney Foundation of Canada, the Multi-Organ Transplant Program at London Health Sciences Centre had the vision to develop a unit of study, One Life...Many Gifts, working with both the Thames Valley District School Board and the London Catholic District School Board. The original program was used in Healthy Active Living Education, Grade 11, Open (PPL30) in Ontario's curriculum. The curriculum resource before you builds on the vision and foundation provided by this original program and the Steering Committee gratefully acknowledges the dedication and pioneering effort of all those involved in the original program.

This curriculum is dedicated to the many Ontarians who have given the gift of life through the donation of organs and tissue and to the many others who will in the future.

Donor families, recipients, health-care professionals, educators and community members were all very generous with their time and expertise. One Life...Many Gifts is richer because of their participation.

Medical health-care professionals from the field of organ and tissue donation and transplantation and educational advisors were involved in the development and implementation of the One Life...Many Gifts project. The Steering Committee gratefully acknowledges and thanks the many individuals who contributed to the success of this project.

Steering Committee:

Frank Markel, President and CEO, Trillium Gift of Life Network

Dr. William Wall, Transplant Surgeon, Multi-Organ Transplant Program, London Health Sciences Centre

Tim Kehoe, Director, Corporate Development, The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Ontario Branch

Project Support Team:

Cailey Crawford, Education Project Manager, Trillium Gift of Life Network

Cate Abbott, Information & Resources, Multi-Organ Transplant Program, London Health Sciences Centre

Mahms Richard-Mohamed, Transplant Donor Coordinator, Multi-Organ Transplant Program, London Health Sciences Centre

Wendy Kudeba, Director of Marketing and Communications, The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Ontario Branch

Curriculum Writer:

Linda Rainsberry

Educational Consultant and Program Advisor:

Joan Green

Design:

General Hardware

Website coding:

Ideagrow Inc.

London Health Sciences Centre Recycle Me dot O R G The Kidney Foundation of Canada Ontario, Trillium Gift of Life Network