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From left, Welland, ON Mayor Barry Sharpe, BAC member Joe Mollica and others involved in the city's recent Torch of Life relay to heighten awareness about the need for tissue and organ donation.
Statistics show that every three days, at least one person on an organ donation waiting list dies.
Retired Local officer and 56-year BAC member Joe Mollica of Welland, Ontario got involved in promoting organ and tissue donation awareness when his sister, Jean Ann Cousineau, died while awaiting a kidney transplant. That tragic turn motivated Mollica, a tireless community activist, to advance this cause through his service on behalf of the Step-by-Step Organ Transplant Association.
Step-by-Step accomplishes much of its community education and outreach through The Torch of Life, a torch relay program that draws on student participation.
To learn more about organ and tissue donation, go to www.stepbystep.ca/web/content/view/20/26/.