Register today to help someone in need
Canadians are nice and generous, which should make us a nation of donors. But every three days, a person dies waiting for an organ transplant. By registering to become an organ and tissue donor, your death has the power to save or change someone’s life.
Facts About Organ and Tissue Donation
- 1 organ and tissue donor can save up to 8 lives and enrich as many as 75.
- The first and foremost duty of health care professionals is to save a life. Only when a life cannot be saved does organ and tissue donation become an option.
- Everyone has the potential to be an organ and/or tissue donor, regardless of age or health.
- The majority of religions support organ and tissue donation or respect an individual’s choice.
- Organ and tissue donation should not affect funeral arrangements.
- Your donation decision is confidential and will not affect your medical care. Your donation decision will only be disclosed at the end of life.
- You can change or withdraw your consent to donation at any time.
Registering is easy
You can register:
- In person at our Lakefield ServiceOntario centre – 133 Water Street, Lakefield ON K0L 2H0
- Online at beadonor.ca
- By mailing the Gift of Life consent form
ServiceOntario is vital to this lifesaving initiative. They facilitate 100% of registrations with 80% of this occurring inside a ServiceOntario centre and 20% occurring online.
Register, then talk to your family
By registering your consent to donation now, you save your family the burden of making the decision for you. After you’ve registered, talk to your family about your decision to save lives.
Trillium Gift of Life Network is a not-for-profit agency of the Government of Ontario responsible for planning, promoting, coordinating and supporting organ and tissue donation across Ontario and improving the system so that more lives can be saved.
To register or to learn more, ask at our Lakefield ServiceOntario, visit beadonor.ca or call 1-800-263-2833.
Blog information courtesy of ServiceOntario and the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services.