Sarnia-Lambton residents being encouraged to register as organ donors

Sarnia's Michelle Weber was volunteering Wednesday at a Be A Donor Month information booth in the atrium at Bluewater Health. The donated organs of Weber's 15-year-old son saved the lives of six terminally-ill patients. (Paul Morden/Sarnia Observer/Postmedia Network)
Michelle Weber has received four letters from organ transplant patients so far.

“I know how difficult it can be for a recipient to respond,” she said Wednesday.

“I'm still waiting to hear from two, and I may and I may never.

But “I'm OK with that.”

Weber said the letters aren't why they donated the organs of her son Jamieson, who was 15 when he died after colliding with another player during a field lacrosse tournament in May 2008.

“I just believe that we have a purpose here,” she said.

“And, that purpose can continue when we're gone, giving life to someone, or many people.”

On Wednesday morning, Weber was volunteering at a Be A Donor Month information booth in the atrium at Bluewater Health in Sarnia.

The information sessions are being held at the hospital each Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., through April to encourage more Sarnia-Lambton residents to register as organ donors.

Weber said her son's organs went to six terminally ill patients. Continue reading