Organ donations save lives.
The need for organs and tissue for transplants far outweighs the available supply. Becoming an organ or tissue donor is one way you can help alleviate this need, and it may be a decision that’s right for you. There are two ways to donate: living donation and deceased donation. Before any choice is made, it's important to talk to your family about your decision to donate.
Saskatchewan has launched an Organ and Tissue Donor Registry. Visit www.givelifesask.ca to register your decision. It's crucial you have this conversation with family because their consent will be required.
Take these steps to become a donor:
You can be a living donor by providing a non-vital organ or tissue to a family member or another person in need.
Living donation includes:
Deceased donation becomes possible when someone is at the end-of-life and death is imminent. Only a small portion of individuals die in such a way that makes organ donation possible – approximately 5% of all deaths.
Deceased donation includes: