Currently, over 1500 people in Ontario are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. Only 28% of Ontarians are registered donors, that’s 3.3 million out of an eligible 11.9 million people.
Registering online to be an organ donor takes only 2 minutes, with 1 organ donor being able to save up to 8 lives. By registering, you are giving hope to so many in need.
Your decision to register is confidential and is stored in the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care database. Specially trained staff will then share registration details with your family during an end-of-life discussion, to help them make a choice about donation.
Even if a person has signed a donor card, they still need to register online at www.beadonor.ca or by visiting a Service Ontario centre. Donor cards are no longer valid in Ontario.
By registering your consent to donate, you relieve your family of the burden of making this decision on your behalf and a team of healthcare professionals will provide support to your family throughout this process.
PSAC Regional Executive Vice-President – Ontario