Links

  • Trillium Gift of Life Network

     

    The Trillium Gift of Life Network is the Ontario Government’s organization whose mandate is to oversee organ and tissue donation in Ontario, Canada. Each year thousands of Ontarians get a second chance to live life to its fullest, thanks to the kindness of people who have given the gift of life and donated organs and tissue. But many more are still waiting. All too often lives are lost because suitable donors are not found in time. Many people will spend months, and in some cases years, waiting for a second chance because the need for organs and tissue in Ontario continues to outweigh their availability. It doesn’t have to be this way. Register your consent to be an organ and tissue donor and talk to your family about your decision to give life. One conversation can make all the difference for the future.

    www.giftoflife.on.ca

  • Canadian Transplant Association

     

    The Canadian Transplant Association is a charitable organization that includes transplant athletes and others who are committed to identifying and removing barriers to organ donation.
    The CTA encourages and motivates transplant recipients to maintain a healthy lifestyle by supporting athletic and other awareness events.

    http://www.organ-donation-works.org/

  • Canadian Association of Transplantation

     

    The Canadian Association of Transplantation started in 1980 as an informal gathering of organ donor coordinators, dedicated to creating a network of information and expertise, has grown into the. CAT is a national association whose members have built a caring and professional foundation for the transplantation process in Canada.
    Membership has grown to include health professionals and partners involved in every aspect of organ and tissue donation and transplantation, including recovery, allocation, and distribution of organs and tissues; managing care for patients pre and post transplant; and recognizing and supporting donor families. Currently, CAT has a critical role in the development of national guidelines and safety issues involving distribution of organs and tissues.

    www.transplant.ca

  • Canadian Heart Foundation

     

    The Canadian Heart Foundation was formed in 1961 from a group of other organizations whose interest was heart health.
    Today, in an effort to more accurately reflect who we are and what we do, we are known as the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada - a Federation of ten independent Provincial Foundations and one National Foundation, led and supported by a force of more than 130,000 volunteers.
    Through the years and guided by visionary Canadian men and women from the Foundations, the corporate community and the community at-large, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada plays a leadership role in the study, prevention and reduction of disability and death from heart disease and stroke in Canada.

    www.heartandstroke.ca

  • Kidney Foundation of Canada

     

    The Kidney Foundation of Canada is people working together for a common cause. We are volunteers, individuals living with kidney disease, donors, and staff members - from all walks of life, all across Canada. Since its creation in 1964, The Kidney Foundation has helped millions of Canadians suffering from kidney failure and related disorders such as hypertension, diabetes, urinary tract infections and kidney stones.

    www.kidney.ca

  • Cystic Fibrosis Canada

     

    Cystic Fibrosis Canada is a national charitable not-for-profit corporation established in 1960, and is one of the world’s top three charitable organizations committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF). As an internationally recognized leader in funding innovation and clinical care, we invest more in life-saving CF research and care than any other non-governmental agency in Canada.

    Since establishment, Cystic Fibrosis Canada has invested almost $150 million in leading research, innovation and care. As a result, Canadians with cystic fibrosis have one of the highest median survival rates in the world.

    We rely on the generous support of our volunteers, donors, and partners in our shared mission to improve the lives of Canadians living with cystic fibrosis, and ultimately to find a cure for this devastating disease.

    www.cysticfibrosis.ca

  • Canadian Lung Association

     

    The Canadian Lung Association has for over 100 years has been dedicated to its mission of promoting and improving lung health for all Canadians. A non-profit and volunteer-based health charity, The Lung Association depends on donations from the public to support lung health research, education, prevention and advocacy. The Lung Association movement began in 1900 to control the spread of tuberculosis and provide better services for TB patients. Today, The Lung Association focuses on all issues that affect the ability of Canadians to breathe every day. The mission of the Canadian Lung Association is to lead nationwide and international lung health initiatives, prevent lung disease, help people manage lung disease and promote lung health. Our Provincial and national offices work together to help the one in five Canadians who have breathing problems.

    www.lung.ca

  • GoodHearts Mentoring Foundation

     

    The GoodHearts Mentoring Foundation provides organ recipients, patients on waiting lists, their families and caregivers with encouragement, support and guidance during each stage of the transplant journey. Their aim is that no individual - pre- or post-transplant - be left alone when needing answers, understanding and empathy from someone who has experienced this life-altering journey.

    http://www.goodhearts.ca/

  • ARDS Foundation

     

    The ARDS Foundation is a National Not for Profit Organization composed of a group of individuals who have been personally affected by ARDS ( acute respiratory distress syndrome ). We are dedicated to increasing public awareness, education, and financial assistance to those engaged in medical research.

    www.ardsusa.org

  • Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis

     

    The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis is a nonprofit organization, founded in 2001 to further education, patient support and research efforts for pulmonary fibrosis, specifically idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The CPF is governed by the nation’s leading pulmonologists, individuals affected by pulmonary fibrosis, medical research professionals and advocacy organizations. With more than 9,500 members nationwide, the CPF is the largest nonprofit organization in the country specifically dedicated to helping those with IPF.

    The CPF’s nonprofit partners include the Caring Voice Coalition ( www.caringvoice.org ), the Genetic Alliance ( www.geneticalliance.org ), the Mary D. Harris Memorial Foundation, the National Coalition of Autoimmune Patient Groups ( www.aarda.org ), The National Organization of Rare Disorders ( www.rarediseases.org ), The Pulmonary Paper, Second Wind Lung Transplant Association ( www.2ndwind.org ), and more than 30 leading medical and research centers nationwide.

    http://www.coalitionforpf.org

  • Respiratory Health Association

     

    The mission of the Respiratory Health Association is to prevent lung disease and promote healthy lungs through research, advocacy, and education. To that end, the RHAMC serves an estimated one million Cook County residents diagnosed with asthma, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, and other lung diseases through community-based interventions.

    http://www.lungchicago.org/

  • Asbestos.com

     

    Asbestos.com is committed to providing the latest, up-to-date information to our visitors in the hopes of spreading awareness about the dangers of asbestos cancer. This website offers a one-stop resource on all asbestos issues ranging from occupational exposure to mesothelioma treatment options. As the leading asbestos and mesothelioma resource, Asbestos.com offers more than 3,000 pages of the most comprehensive and cutting edge information on the web.

    http://www.asbestos.com/

  • Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

     

    The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for and raising awareness of Pulmonary Fibrosis, an often fatal lung disease. The Foundation is also devoted to improving the quality of life for those afflicted with this illness.

    www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org

  • Help with Grief and Bereavement

     

    Bereaved Families of Ontario


    We provide information about our affiliates, should you need support. As well, we provide information regarding corporate and individual donation.

    http://www.bereavedfamilies.net

    BFO Kingston


    Bereaved Families of Ontario (BFO) was initiated in 1978 by four bereaved mothers as a self-help, mutual aid program under the auspices of the Chaplaincy Department of the Hospital for Sick Children. In July 1984, a grant from the Trillium Foundation enabled the organization to become a provincial body.

    The BFO-Kingston Region became a member of this caring family in 1988. With a dedicated board of directors, a strong team of volunteers, and a program coordinator, BFO-Kingston Region is fully operational in the Kingston area. We service grieving families from the Belleville, Napanee, Kingston, Gananoque and Brockville areas and everywhere in between. Our chapter is providing support services, public awareness, and volunteer training in our Region.

    http://www.bfo-kingston.ca

    BFO Pembroke


    Bereaved Families of Pembroke is sensitive to the grief experienced after the loss of a loved one.

    We provide comfort. We affirm hope in a future without the person who has died. We provide a forum to remember and to value that special person.

    http://www.theottawavalley.com/bfopembroke