Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ontario residents can now become an organ donor online

Congratulations to the Province of Ontario, Canada and Trillium Gift of Life Network for implementing an online organ and tissue donor registry.

Ontario residents can now register their consent to be an organ and tissue donor online at

Residents need to register even if they have signed a donor card. A signed donor card is not recorded in the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s database and may not be available when needed. Organ and tissue donor registration is the only secure and guaranteed way to make your decision to save lives known.

As of today in Ontario there are 1541 patients on the waiting list for a life saving transplant and only 400 transplants have taken place this year. Every 3 days someone dies in Ontario before an organ becomes available for their life-saving transplant.

At anyone 16 years of age or older can register to be a donor in just a few minutes. Ontarians are asked to please visit this site and share the link with their families, friends and other contacts. By doing this they can help to achieve a huge increase in the rate of of organ donation and save many more lives in the process. 

“You Have the Power to Save Lives – Register to be an organ and tissue donor & Tell Your Loved Ones of Your Decision”
Register online to be a donor in Ontario at
For other Canadian provinces click here
In the United States, be sure to find out how to register in your state at (Go to top right to select your state)
In Great Britain, register at NHS Organ Donor Register
In Australia, register at Australian Organ Donor Register
Your generosity can save or enhance the lives of up to fifty people with heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, pancreas and small intestine transplants (see allotransplantation). One tissue donor can help by donating skin, corneas, bone, tendon, ligaments and heart valves

Has your life been saved by an organ transplant? "Pay it forward" and help spread the word about the need for organ donation - In the U.S. another person is added to the national transplant waiting list every 11 minutes and 18 people die each day waiting for an organ or tissue transplant. Organs can save lives, corneas renew vision, and tissue may help to restore someone's ability to walk, run or move freely without pain. Life Begins with You

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