One way to help and save a life is by becoming an organ donor. In Canada and the U.S., there is a shortage for most organs required for transplantation. Today, over 4,500 Canadians are waiting for transplants, with too many of them being children.
By volunteering as an organ donor, you may someday be able to save a life. Donation or transplant could save the lives of more than 10 people. Because of the limited donor organs, most people end up dying while on the waiting list of transplant.
You could prevent this by choosing to donate your organs when you are alive or dead. If you make the decision to donate your organs or tissues, make sure that you inform your loved ones. It is crucial that they know you have made this decision.