If you could save eight lives in just two minutes, would you do it? That's how long it takes to become an organ donor, and how many lives you could save by registering. Even though registering is an easy and selfless act, less than 30% of people in Ontario are donors. For my friends in other provinces or countries, that number may be even lower. Thirty percent isn't enough. It isn't enough for the 1,500 people in Ontario waiting for a life-saving organ transplant, and it isn't enough for their friends and family who are right there waiting with them. Less than 30%. It isn't enough because one person in Ontario dies every three days waiting for an organ transplant. Please take two minutes and register – you can do it right now, from the link on this page. You can also check to make sure you are registered, if you're not sure. Please feel free to share this page to encourage others to register as well. One day it could help, or even save, someone in need. Registration Key Facts Donor registration is only accessed at end-of-life to share a person’s donation wishes with their family. Donor registration relieves families of the burden of making a donation decision on their loved one’s behalf at a difficult time. Anyone over the age of 16 can register. People of all ages and medical histories should consider themselves potential donors. One can change or withdraw the decision to donate at any time. Even if a person has signed a donor card, they still need to register by clicking at www.beadonor.ca or by visiting a ServiceOntario centre. Donor cards are no longer used in Ontario. Donation in Ontario is managed by Trillium Gift of Life Network, a not-for-profit agency of the Ontario government.
The gift of life means a second chance for many