There are many ways you can indicate you’d like to donate your organs and tissue after death. One is adding an organ and tissue donor sticker to your Saskatchewan Health Card.
But the most important thing you can do is to share your wishes about organ and tissue donation with your family.
Having to consider organ and/or tissue donation for the first time in a hospital room can be overwhelming. A conversation about your wishes ahead of time can save your family the doubt and stress of trying to determine what you would want. If they have full knowledge of your wishes, they can make decisions accordingly.
To improve Saskatchewan’s organ and tissue donation rates and to save lives, the Government of Saskatchewan recently announced ongoing funding for organ and tissue donation. Some of this funding will go towards a provincial organ and tissue donation registry that will allow you to register your intent to donate online.
Organ donation can save up to eight lives and tissue donation can improve the lives of up to 75 people.
Talk to your family – it’s the most important thing you can do.
For more information about how to talk to your family, visit the
Saskatchewan Health Authority Organ and Tissue Donation page.