Canadian Transplant Association - L'association Canadienne des Greffés
I am so grateful for my new kidney and my second chance at life.


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

Start Date 23rd Aug 2015  - End Date 30th Aug 2015
Information received from the Argentine Local Organizing Committee there has been a shift in management.
The registration information with cost will be communicated soon.
Airport to fly into is Buenos Aires, transfer transportation to Mar Del Plata will be provided by the LOC, note it is a 6 hour drive. Flights into Mar Del Plata are not frequent.
I will be forwarding the World Tx Games information to the Regional Directors, and will be posted on the CTA Website. Argentina is exited to greet the participants. Thank you.

Niva Segatto
CTA Team Manager



How can we get 48,000 Canadians to show their support for organ donation in just 48 hours? 

#48in48 for organ donation
A 48 hour registration drive with Global TV starts Monday, April 20th
Global TV, and the organ donation and transplant agencies across the country, are working together to hold a 48-hour TV, online, and social media registration drive to kick off organ donation awareness week. The blitz starts with the morning news on Monday, April 20th and will finish Wednesday morning. It’s like a telethon, but we don’t want money, we want people to register their decision on organ donation. 
Four simple ways you can help:
·         Register your decision and talk to your family -  will help you register or show support in your province

·         Share this message with everyone you know and encourage them to register their decision starting Monday, April 20 –  has a link to the registration system in each province.

·         Join the online conversation  –– here’s a simple message to tweet: “I’m helping register 48K organ donors in 48 hours. You can help by showing your support  #48in48” 

·         Watch Global TV and online for progress updates on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning, and follow  and Global  on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

We know that 95% of Canadians support organ donation – and with your help we can reach our goal of registering 48Kin48.

Come on Canada! Let’s show our support -
#48in48 for organ donation!


April 19 - 25, 2015 

To register to be an organ & tissue donor:  Organ & Tissue Donation



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).

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

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.

Find out how