Canadian Transplant Association - L'association Canadienne des Greffés
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What You Can Do

Organ & Tissue Donation

The easiest way to get involved is to agree to become an organ donor! This simple and selfless act could mean the greatest gift for someone who needs help: a second chance at life.


Register your intent to become
an Organ & Tissue Donor




Message from CTA Team Manager
Update regarding the 20th World Transplant Games, Mar del Plata, Argentina 2015
August 23-30, 2015 


Registration information for the 2015 World Transplant Games is now available. 

REGISTRATION FEES, includes accommodation, food, and local transportation
18 and above: $1,100 USD
Juniors (4–17 yrs) $900 USD
Juniors (0–3 yrs)* No charge
*(Sharing a room with two adults, ie, two adults and a junior in the same room)

Additional nights accommodation available for $97.50 USD

Canadian Registration Deadline: JUNE 30, 2015  JULY 15, 2015 (EXTENDED)

Transportation will be supplied from Buenos Aires International Airport Ministro Pistarini or Jorge Newbery Airport Buenos Aires City or Interanational Airpot Astor Piazzolla (Mar del Plata).

Forms have been circulated to CTA Members by email, and are also available here. Medical Form is separate. Participants must be CTA Members to participate.

Medical form - you can change the language at the top where the globe is located. The medical forms are available under DOWNLOAD.  

Visas - Participants will be issued a tourist visa upon arrival and will have to pay the reciprocity fee view for more information

Niva Segatto

CTA Team Manager


 CNTRP Priority Setting Survey

We are interested in learning your views on what topics should be researched in transplantation and donation.  Your experiences as a patient, caregiver, donor and/or advocate will help us to identify the top research priorities in transplantation and donation within the Canadian National Transplant Research Program (CNTRP) in order to improve the treatment and the quality of life of transplanted patients and patients waiting for a transplant. 
Our research team has created a questionnaire to address this subject.  To answer these questions, we ask you to participate in our Online survey that would will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.  To complete and learn more about the survey, please visit: 

We thank you for your participation. Your responses are essential to foster a meaningful partnership and collaboration with the CNTRP. 

Marie-Chantal Fortin, Linda Wright, Samantha Anthony, Fabian Ballesteros & David Hartel


What We Do
Support and Education

The Canadian Transplant Association (CTA), is a registered charitable organization founded in 1987 to enrich and celebrate life while promoting organ and tissue donation. Our members share a unique bond and include transplant recipients, candidates on transplant wait lists, donor families, living donors, families, friends and health care professionals.

Membership is open to all Canadians who share our mission to increase organ and tissue donation rates in Canada. The volunteer CTA Board of Directors collaborates with a number of related government, corporate and private organizations, provincially and nationally, and is a member of the World Transplant Games Federation, (recognized by the International Olympic Committee).

The Gift of a Lifetime

Right now, there are record numbers of people in your community who are on transplant waiting lists. There are many opportunities for you to make a difference.  If you are interested in volunteering with your local CTA, click on the link below and contact the Provincial Director in your Province.

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