CODA Donor Recognition Ceremony
Every year in late October, the Canadian Organ Donors Association (CODA) honours deceased organ donors posthumously, while also honouring living donors, during a non-denominational ceremony at Saint-Michel’s Cathedral and Basilica in Sherbrooke. For more information or to register a donor for the ceremony and for the cenotaph and garden, visit the CODA Web site.
CODA Recognition Ceremony for Families of Deceased Donors
Every year, during National Organ and Tissue Donation Week, an intimate ceremony is held at which Transplant Québec expresses its recognition and gratitude to the families of organ donors.
Families are invited to take part in this event specially dedicated to them. During the ceremony, they hear testimonials from organ recipients and, if they wish, may speak with them over the snack provided after the ceremony.
Representatives from Transplant Québec, Héma-Québec and certain hospitals also attend in order to speak with families and answer any questions they may have.
It is yet another opportunity to tell these families just how much their gesture matters and helps life go on.