For information about organ and tissue donation in your province follow the list and links below:
(Note: You will need your Ontario Health Card)
Alberta, Nunavut and Northwest Territories:
Alberta does not have an organ donor registry at this time, although you can make your wishes known by signing the back of your health card.
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
Newfoundland and Labrador:
In Newfoundland and Labrador, you can show you wish to be a donor by signing a donor card or indicating your decision on your driver’s license. For more information, contact the Department of Health and Community Services at 709-729-4984.
You can place a red sticker on your P.E.I. health card. The sticker is mailed to you with your health card renewal form.
You can 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.
You can express your wish to donate organs and tissues in writing when preparing your health care directive.
Yukon Health and Social Services offers information on becoming a donor on its website. For information on how to become an organ donor with the Yukon Organ Donor Program, call 1-867-667-5209 or 1-800-661-0408, local 5209.
For information about organizations related to the cause of organ and tissue donation please explore the links below.
The goal of BeADonor.ca is to encourage all Ontarians to become registered organ and tissue donors and educate them on the impact of their generous decision to give.
The Canadian Transplant Society’s objectives are to increase organ donation awareness. Encourage Canadians to register to be an organ donor and save lives. Eliminate the organ donor wait list for transplants in Canada. To build on organ donation registries across Canada. To make lifesaving organ transplant units available to all provinces. To supply any other needed equipment or service that benefits organ donation.
The David Foster Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing financial support for non-medical expenses to Canadian families with children in need of life-saving organ transplants.
Donate Life’s goal is to drive individuals, organizations and communities to increase the number of designated organ, eye and tissue donors who save and heal lives. And has a vision of a nation that embraces organ, eye and tissue donation as a fundamental human responsibility.
Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN) is a not-for-profit agency of the Government of Ontario. TGLN plans, promotes, coordinates and supports organ and tissue donation and transplantation across Ontario. Its mission is to save and enhance lives through the gift of organ and tissue donation and transplantation in Ontario.
The Give2Live Campaign was established to raise money for the Transplant Patient & Family Support Fund at Toronto General Hospital. This fund will help patients and their families across Canada who are on the organ transplant waiting list and who must live within a 2 hour zone of the hospital. The goal is to raise $300,000 to help 30 patients while they wait for a life-saving organ transplant.
Simply putting an organ donor sticker on your health card isn’t enough to guarantee your final wishes. You must let your next-of-kin and family members know as well, as they would be asked to consent. This campaign is designed to encourage donors to share their decision with others.
Legacy of Life’s goal is to raise the public’s awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation in Nova Scotia and encourage people to give the legacy of life by signing up to be a donor.
Canadian Blood Services provides information about the importance of organ and tissue donation; along with information about how to register.
The Canadian Transplant Association was created in 1987 to raise awareness about organ donation and celebrate the success of transplants in saving lives. They are also a support network, offering programs to help donors and recipients live full lives after transplantation.
Recycleme.org is a space to learn about how you can impact others by being a registered organ donor.
The goal of SignUpForLife.ca is to encourage all Manitobans to become registered organ and tissue donors and educate them on the impact of their generous decision to give.
The Canadian Society of Transplantation (CAT) is a national non-profit association committed to facilitating and enhancing the transplant process. This is done in an atmosphere of respect for human dignity in partnership with others committed to organ and tissue donation and the benefits of transplantation.
Transplant Manitoba is comprised of five programs that manage pre- and post-transplant patients, and Gift of Life, the program that coordinates organ donation in Manitoba. Their goal is to become a leader in access to transplantation for Manitobans with end-stage organ failure.
Torch of Life/ Step by Step is a group dedicated to bringing awareness to Ontarians about the importance of organ donation.