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Organ Donation?

At present, over 1,600 Ontarians are waiting to receive life-saving organ transplants, and thousands await life-enhancing tissue transplants. Every three days, one of them dies while waiting for an organ transplant. One donor can save up to eight lives through organ donation and enhance as many as 75 through the gift of tissue donation. Click on these commonly transplanted organs to learn more!

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THE HEART

A heart transplant replaces a damaged/diseased heart with a healthy one from a donor who has died. This is the final treatment option for people with heart failure where all other options have failed. Heart failure may occur due to congenital heart disease, coronary heart disease, damaged heart valves, heart muscles, or viral infections. As with other transplants, you must take medication to prevent your body from rejecting the new heart.

This is the final treatment option for people with heart failure where all other options have failed.

So Here's The Thing...

Every three days...

Someone dies waiting for a transplant.

Although 85% of
Ontarians are in favour
of Organ Donation,

Only 1 in 4 are registered.

A single organ donor can save up to 8 lives.

And it only takes 2 minutes!

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All you have to do is
grab your health card.

You're done!

It's that easy. Just make sure to talk to your friends and family about your decision!

Mythbusting Section

Mythbusting

These are some common misconceptions about organ donation. If you have any further concerns feel free to chech out the frequently asked questions section at beadonor.ca

Bodies are not mangled during operation.

Donation takes place under the same sterile conditions as any medical procedure. A donor’s body is never disfigured and donation does not interfere with funeral arrangements. Open casket services are possible.

Have more questions about organ donation?

Visit beadonor.ca or trilliumgiftoflife.ca for more information.