Be A Donor

Photo of the blog author By Ron Fanfair,
Toronto Police Service
Published: 10:27 a.m. April 13, 2017

Just before his father passed away last year, Constable Thushanth Selvakumar made a snap decision. He was going to make an organ donation.

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Constable Thushanth Selvakumar and Acting Deputy Chief Rick Stubbing
  • Two men stand together
  • Drawings of an eye, heart, knee and torso

April is Be A Donor month and the Trillium Gift of Life Network is reminding Ontarians of the impact organ and tissue donations can have on people's lives. One organ donor can save eight lives and improve up to 75 lives.

Ontarians can learn more or register online for organ donation via

Acting Deputy Chief Richard Stubbings attended the event.

“Organ and tissue donations give someone a second chance to live a full life,” he said. “We are committed to this by transporting organs and tissues through Traffic Services. We facilitate that movement in an efficient and quick manner so people have a chance to improve their lives.”

Stubbings encouraged everyone to learn more about organ donation.

Selvakumar is the only Youth in Policing (YIPI) graduate to become a uniformed Toronto Police officer. He is assigned to Traffic Services.

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