Mr. Speaker, April 19 to 25 marks National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week.
In 2000, Annik Presseault, one of my constituents, died in tragic circumstances, but because of the fact that she had signed her donor card prior to this unfortunate event and advised her family of her wishes, eight Canadians continue to live because of her gift.
Some 4,000 Canadians are on waiting lists for the gift of life.
As we enter National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, I encourage all Canadians to do as Annik Presseault did by completing and signing their donor cards.
The gift of life is one that has the greatest rewards of all and Annik gave that gift.