Who Can Donate Organs?
Anyone of any age can donate organs and tissues. It is the health of the donor that is most important. If you are interested in being an organ donor, here are some steps you can take:
- Learn: Find out as much as you can about organ donation. Think about whether you want to donate all your organs or only specific ones.
- Decide: Only you can make the “right” choice. It must be a decision that both you and your family are comfortable with. You may change your mind at any time.
- Act: If you decide you want to donate your organs (and tissues) after your death, you must register your decision on your healthcare card, driver’s license, or with your provincial donor registry.
- Discuss Your Decision: Please discuss your decision with your family so they know your wishes. In the event of your death, your next of kin will be involved in the consent process. For tips on talking to your family, consult our brochure “Deceased Organ Donation: Let’s Talk About It”.