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In several places around the world, people will be climbing for Chain of Life during the 2022 Challenge! And this fall, it will also be your turn to participate in a pleasant family hike up a mountain to highlight the importance of organ and tissue donation education in schools, in the company of people representing all the links in the organ and tissue donation chain.

Each year, the Challenge features one link in the chain of life. This year, to mark the World Day for Organ and Tissue Transplantation, we invite you to join us in celebrating the incredible generosity of living donors. Living donors will be acting as flag bearers to carry the Chain of Life flag to the top of mountains across Quebec. This gesture will also symbolize the importance of organ and tissue donation education in schools. Living donors from Canada, the United States, France and even India will also climb their respective mountains as a gesture of solidarity for this great movement.

Whether it be a donation for a loved one, a paired donation or an altruistic donation, it is important that Chain of Life highlight living donation this year. This avenue is increasingly valued by the medical profession because of the many benefits of this great gesture of generosity. Indeed, the longevity of a kidney or the lobe of a liver transplanted from a living donor is much longer than that of a donation from a deceased donor. Living donations also reduce the waiting time for an organ and help improve the recipient's quality of life more quickly.

We invite you to join Isabelle Maréchal and Thierry Houillon, patrons of the Chain of Life Challenge, and the Fondation de la famille Léger, provincial partner of the Challenge, in generously supporting the chain of life in your region. 

As a non-profit organization financed almost entirely by private donations, we rely on your support to help us pursue our mission of encouraging our young people to become ambassadors for family discussions on organ and tissue donation. Your donations will allow us to develop pedagogical tools, to offer training to teachers free of charge, and to provide material for Quebec high school students in order to educate our young people on the issue of organ and tissue donation and the benefits of a healthy body. 

The entire Chain of Life team and its wonderful collaborators, regional coordinators and numerous volunteers invite you to participate in the Challenge and look forward to seeing you on October 15 and 16! Can't make it? Don't forget that you can also make a donation to your region.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and… enjoy the Challenge!

Visit the section on the Chain of Life Challenge to register or to make a donation

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