People worry that their loved one has already been through enough - well, the hard part is done - their loved one is gone and they don't feel any pain. Don't ever take their wishes away from them! That's the last good thing you can do for them - it allows them to do good for others."
Quoted by Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN)
Opportunities for organ donation are relatively rare and the impact is life-saving, which is why it's important to give serious thought to organ and tissue donation and register your consent to donate.
By registering, you are essentially making a decision to help save lives after death, giving hope to patients waiting for a life saving or life enhancing transplant and their families.
Although most of us acknowledge that organ donation is a good thing, just over a quarter of us in Ontario are registered as donors. More needs to be done. Please make the decision to register as a donor. Once you've registered, inform your family and friends of your choice to be a donor and continue to spread the word by encouraging others to register their consent to become organ and tissue donors. Here's how to register:
Have your health card number ready. It takes very little time to register. You’ll have to provide some basic information including your date of birth and your health card number.
Click ‘Register As A Donor’. You’ll be taken to the ServiceOntario page to register your donation decision with the province of Ontario. Remember, you need to be at least 16 years of age.
Congratulations and thank you!
Upon completion of STEP 2, your Organ and issue Donor Registration transaction is complete. STEP 3, outlined below, is not required for donor registration. It is an invitation to participate in an exciting visual arts project created by GOAL Embassy and friends.
Be sure to copy or write down the transaction reference number you receive upon completing your registration. If you'd like to participate in the GOAL Embassy Mosaic Art Project, please upload your "selfie"/photo and include the number in the submission form below. Note, the transaction reference number is a non-identifying "receipt" number and can not be used in any way to access your personal information. We request it here as verification of your status as a newly registered donor. DETAILS
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Donors in Canada
See below to Register for Organ Donation in Your Province.
To verify your registration status or to become an organ donor visit BC Transplant Society’s website at: www.transplant.bc.ca
Register your consent to donate at any motor vehicle registry office in Alberta, by completing a “Save A Life” brochure or by registering online at: UltimateGiftAlberta.ca
For more information, contact the H.O.P.E. (Human Organ Procurement and Exchange) Program:
For Calgary and Southern Alberta, call 403-944-8700
For Edmonton and northern Alberta, as well as for Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, call 780-407-8411
The red organ and tissue donor sticker on a Saskatchewan Health Services card confirms a person's wishes for donation with healthcare providers and loved ones. Stickers are available by calling the Saskatchewan Transplant Program at 1-306-655-5054 in Saskatoon.
To verify your registration status or to become an organ donor visit Manitoba’s Sign Up For Life website to register.
To become an organ donor in Quebec, obtain a free donation sticker available at CLSCs, hospitals or drugstores and apply it to your health card. Transplant Quebec coordinates organ donation in Quebec. For more information phone them at 1-877-463-6366.
To become an organ donor in Nova Scotia, visit Legacy for Life’s website to download the form or call MSI at
902 496-7008 in HRM or toll-free at 1-800-563-8880 to do it through your health card.
To become an organ donor in New Brunswick, check the appropriate box and sign your Medicare renewal form or call 1-888-762-8600
To become an organ donor in Newfoundland call 709-777-6600 or Toll free 1-877-640-1110 or visit
Eastern Health’s website.
Prince Edward Island
To become an organ donor in PEI you can do one of the following:
Place a red sticker on your P.E.I. health card. The sticker is mailed to you with your health card renewal form.
Have a red heart engraved on your driver’s license at the time of renewal. If you have already renewed your driver’s license, you can still go to the Ministry of Transportation offices and they will add it for free.
Express your wish to donate organs and tissues in writing when preparing your health care directive.
To become an organ donor in the Yukon contact the Yukon Organ Donor Program at (867)667-5209; or 1-800-661-0408, local 5209
Northwest Territories & Nunavut
To register your consent to be an organ and/or tissue donor, sign an Organ Donor Card in the presence of a witness and discuss your wishes with your family.