North Bay Nipissing, North Bay, Ontario - Canada
Photo: A flaming torch was delivered by students of Northern Secondary School to Mayor Joanne Savage of West Nipissing on April 30 to highlight the Torch of Life project founded by George Marcello to encourage people to sign up organ donation. His message in Sturgeon Falls was he would like to sign up one million donors on his tour. Credit: Wayne LeBelle
STURGEON FALLS – Dan Stevens of Northern Secondary School in Sturgeon Falls said the organ donation awareness project the school was involved in on April 30, had an impact on more than 50 students who pledged to sign up.
Cynthia Dèsormiers, CEO of the West Nipissing General Hospital, who attended the Torch of Life event, said the hospital supports organ donations. She said staff regularly remove (harvest) eyes for organ donation. This procedure is done by the physicians and nurses.