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Unformatted text preview: Markel attributes the improved numbers to a new push to get Ontarians to register their intentions to donate with OHIP rather than just signing the donor cards in their wallets. Registration is considered a more foolproof way to ensure that the decision to donate is respected, as the information is stored in a Ministry of Health database. As of June last year, 17 per cent of eligible Ontarians over the age of 16 had registered their willingness to donate a 5 per cent increase from just seven months earlier. Despite the advances seen in 2009, it is important to remember that about 1,600 people in Ontario continue to wait for a life-saving transplant. Tragically, some will never receive the organs they need and will die on that waiting list. Those lives could be saved if more Ontarians registered their decision to donate....
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