Nearly 700 lives were saved last year thanks to a record number of organ donations. Organ donations rose 17 percent in 2009, two years after the province-wide Organ Donation Strategy was introduced.
Last year, thanks to 218 deceased donors, 691 life-saving organ transplants took place, decreasing the number of deaths among people on the waiting list by nearly 24 percent. There was also an unprecedented number of tissue donations — up 24 per cent from 2008.
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