By Gordon Lambie
After not having held a formal ceremony in 2020, the Canadian Organ and Tissue Donors Association (ACDO), held a small-scale commemoration in Sherbrooke’s Jacob-Nicol Park this past weekend in honour of 192 people who made organ and tissue donations in 2021. Although the family and friends of donors were not able to be present for the event as has been tradition for nearly the last 30 years, J. Michel Doyon, the Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec was still on hand to name each of the donors a posthumous “Ambassador of health.”
The names of the honorees were also added to those of more than 5,000 others engraved upon a cenotaph in the park, which stands as the only public testament to the lifesaving difference these individuals have made for more than 15,000 others through their decision to become a donor.
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