In our life journey, it is likely that we will come across some incredible health care providers. These are people that are emblazed in our memories and shape our recollections of our medical adventures. In many cases, patients and their families want to give back to these individuals and their service, but don’t know how, or where that money will go.
- I. The Calgary Health Trust
I did some digging online and found the Calgary Health Trust (http://www.calgaryhealthtrust.ca/). This organization helps you distribute your donation to education, treatment, and research endeavors in the city. The trust allots your philanthropy to the development and advancement of health care within Alberta Health Services. It distributes to the Foothills Medical Centre, South Health Campus, Rockyview General Hospital, Peter Lougheed Centre, University of Calgary’s Faculty of Medicine, community health projects, Women’s Health, Carewest facilities, and other health endeavors in the community.
When you make a donation, you have the option to choose its destination. You can learn more about these facilities and causes on their website, under “Donate” in the drop down menu.
If you are interested in giving, you have several options: one-time donation, monthly giving, giving in memoriam, giving in celebration, giving in legacy, and giving as an AHS employee through payroll deductions.
Some of the funds donated to the Calgary Health Trust are allocated to the AHS Organ and Tissue Program, however you can also choose donate to them directly (see below).
For more information, please find them at the following:
- II. Alberta Health Services Organ and Tissue Program
If you’re interested in donating money directly to Alberta Health Services, you can send financial contributions to the Organ and Tissue Donation Program (http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/7630.asp). They use that money to support public education/awareness campaigns, staff development, equipment improvement, and to enhance the overall quality of their service. Stay tuned for a future blog about organ and tissue donation – another way to invaluably donate in end of life.
For more information about AHS direct financial donations:
Calgary Phone: 403-944-8700
Calgary Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Edmonton Phone: 1-866-407-1970 (toll free)
Edmonton Email: email@example.com
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