National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week

Register to become an organ donor!

Each year, there are approximately 4,500 Canadians on the organ donation waiting list, with 77% awaiting a new kidney. Recent statistics indicate nearly one-third of the people who died while waiting for organs were waiting for a kidney.

Registering only takes a few minutes through your provincial registry. Recent polls indicate that although 90% of Canadians say they are willing to be organ and tissue donors, registry numbers don’t reflect that. One registered organ donor could help up to eight people.

In most provinces, the next-of-kin decides whether or not to donate their deceased loved one’s organs – for this reason, it is very important to discuss organ donation with your family so that they know your wishes.

 
 

Take action!

 Get started! Locate your province to find out more about the registry process in your area.

 

Alberta (Northern)     Alberta (Southern)     British Columbia     Manitoba      New Brunswick       
Newfoundland & Labrador     
Nova Scotia       Ontario      Prince Edward Island     Quebec     Saskatchewan

 

   

RIGHT NOW!

What are you waiting for? Russell Peters, Jann Arden and Paul Brandt deliver the facts in this public service announcement about organ donation.                                            

 

     

 Are you at risk?

Don't know much about kidneys or kidney disease? Find out if you may be at risk by using our assessment tool. Alex Lifeson encourages you to get the facts.

 

 

 

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