Inspired Ontario ex-Premier Michael Harris to create the
Premiers Advisory Board on Organ & Tissue Donations
(presently named the Trillium Gift of Life Network)
Was acknowledged at a press conference by ex-Federal Health
Minister Alan Rock for the tremendous contribution and impact
concerning organ & tissue donations in Canada.
On September 5, 2001, George was granted an audience with
Pope John Paul II in the Vatican City. On that day the Pope
blessed the Torch of Life and proclaimed that organ &
tissue donations were a genuine act of love and encouraged
the whole world to become donors.