Organ Donation

Ontario Needs More Organ Donors

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2014 | Canada Impact

TORONTO - The provincial agency that co-ordinates organ transplants warns many of the 1,500 people in Ontario on the waiting list may die because ther...

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.

If We Can Help, Why Wouldn't We?

Rumeet Billan | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada
Rumeet Billan

It's easy to say that you would help, but actually doing something becomes a bit more challenging. After a discussion with my family, I filled out th...

WATCH: Helene Campbell Finally Boogies With Ellen

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2013 | Canada Impact

Helene Campbell is discovering that being Canada's most high-profile organ donor advocate allows her to get up close with some celebrities and very pe...

'My Dad Gave Me His Kidney'

2 For Couples | Melissa Wilson | Posted 02.11.2013 | Canada Impact

When I was a toddler and was limping instead of walking, my parents began to suspect something was wrong. I went to numerous specialists to try an...

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...

Forget Magnotta: Three Canadian Newsmakers Worth Remembering

John Laforet | Posted 02.23.2013 | Canada
John Laforet

No one can control what events will shape our world in any given time period. But collectively we can choose what stories we allow to shape our memory. That's why murderer Luka Magnotta was the wrong person for the Canadian Press to choose as Canada's 2012 Newsmaker of the Year.

LOOK: What's Going On In This Picture?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.11.2012 | Canada Living

No, this isn't something out a horror movie — it's just a unique way to understand organ donations. The eye-catching three-part ad, courtesy of ...

What My Dad Taught Me Before He Died

Carmela Antolino | Posted 01.20.2013 | Canada Living
Carmela Antolino

When my dad passed away it was by far the worst day of my life. All the anti-rejection drugs that were keeping his heart pumping were slowly deteriorating his other organs. We knew this day would eventually come, but none of us really wanted to accept it. Really, how can anyone be prepared to lose their parent?

A Shocking Cause Of Death In Children — Heart Failure

CBC | Posted 12.29.2012 | Canada Living

Half of children with heart failure will die or need a heart transplant, an outcome that has prompted new guidelines for emergency room doctors to hel...

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...

How Donating Blood Can Help Other Canadians

The Huffington Post Canada | Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 09.13.2012 | Canada Impact

Craig and Marc Kielburger, co-founders of Free The Children and Me to We, seek solutions to significant social problems. In this excerpt from their bo...

Hold It, New Brunswick

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.10.2012 | Canada Living

FREDERICTON - New Brunswick is suspending its organ donation program for up to two weeks after a Health Canada Inspection found problems with document...

Facebook's Organ Donation Drive Success Spills Into Canada

CBC | Posted 06.25.2012 | Canada Living

Facebook's recent push to promote organ donation in the United States caused registrations to soar; a similar social media initiative could soon be la...

Can Donating Loved One's Organs Help Bring Solace After Death?

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.18.2012 | Canada Living

On one side, there is joy: up to eight people and their families whose prayers for a life-saving or life-altering transplant have been answered. On th...

Helene Campbell, Double-Lung Transplant Patient, Says It's 'A Miracle'

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.24.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - A young woman whose inspirational advocacy for organ donation has garnered attention around the world gushed with gratitude Thursday at her ...

Out Of Hospital And 'Feeling Well'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.11.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - Helene Campbell is back at her “home away from home” in Toronto.A blog post from her mother, Manon, says the 21-year-old double lung tra...

Double-Lung Recipient Helene Campbell Released From Hospital

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.05.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - The Ottawa woman who had a double-lung transplant last month is out of the hospital.Helene Campbell tweeted about leaving hospital just befo...

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.

Organ Donation Rates Go Flat

CBC | Posted 04.14.2012 | Canada Living

Organ donation rates have stagnated in Canada since 2006, according to a new report. The Canadian Institute for Health Inform...

Son Gives Dad Kidney For Father's Day

CBC | Posted 08.19.2011 | Canada

CBC -- A Sussex, N.B., father received an extraordinary gift from his son just in time for Father's Day — a new kidney. Arthur Cruickshank, 67, h...