Organ Donation Canada

To Save Lives, Canada Needs More Diverse Organ Donors

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

The chance to save lives is simple--become an organ donor. The chance that someone from a particular ethnic group will receive an organ, like Canada's aboriginal and South Asian populations, is a little more complicated. We're a diverse country, but does our donor pool match that diversity? In Ontario's predominantly caucasian communities, up to 50 per cent of residents are registered. But in more diverse areas like the GTA, the registration rate is around 14 per cent.

Rehtaeh Lives On Through Organ Donation

Glen Canning | Posted 01.28.2014 | Canada Living
Glen Canning

Rehtaeh Parsons will live on in the lives of others thanks to the organ donations made after her death. I received a letter from an organ recipient. This unnamed person found out this year they needed a new heart. Their family and friends were scared because they almost died. Then the words hit me, the recipient is "only 17 years old." Rehtaeh's age.

B.C. Organ Transplants Hit New Record

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Organ transplants in British Columbia were up to a record-breaking level in 2012 and wait times for some procedures were down as BC Transp...

Facebook Canada Launches Organ Donor Tool With Helene Campbell

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.18.2012 | Canada Impact

OTTAWA - An organ donation campaign started by a feisty young Ottawa double-lung transplant recipient now has new friends — a lot of them.Facebook i...

Manitoba Sets Up Online Registry For Organ Donors

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.23.2012 | Canada Living

WINNIPEG - Manitobans who want to be organ and tissue donors can now register online.Any resident of the province 18 or older can register to become a...

Our Organ Donation Journey: Life Begins and Ends With a Breath

Hina P. Ansari | Posted 04.30.2012 | Canada Living
Hina P. Ansari

The reality of our parent's mortality was something we couldn't (as much as we wanted to) avoid any longer. We just wanted to find something -- anything -- that could, at the very least, buy him a few more years. We all had a collective awakening. What seemed so important before became just so laughably trivial.