National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Month (NOTDAM)
NOTDAM is an annual campaign, which encourages Canadians to consider becoming organ donors.
This year, National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Month (NOTDAM) takes place during the month of April. NOTDAM encourages Canadians to have important conversations with their friends and loved ones about their decision to donate to ensure that each of our organ donation wishes and decisions are understood.
Saskatchewan has launched an organ and tissue donor registry. Visit www.givelifesask.ca to register your decision.
Registering your decision indicates your willingness to donate. However, donation is only possible with the consent of your next of kin. This is why it is so important to talk to your family about your decision to donate.
Steps you can take today
Take these steps to become an organ donor:
- Visit www.givelifesask.ca to register your decision
- Talk to your family about your decision to be a donor, so they can support your wishes.
Donating organs or tissues, whether living or deceased, is a life-changing gift. To learn more about how three Saskatchewan families were positively impacted by receiving these most precious gifts, please listen to their stories.
We encourage you to share these videos on your social media channels with the hashtag, #BeADonorSask to encourage others to have this important discussion with their loved ones:
- Errin Needed a Kidney - She Found A Perfect Match
- Close to Heart – Terry needed a second chance
- Donovan's Second Wind
- NOTDAW campaign launch event at St. Pauls Hospital on April 23, 2018
Light it Green Day
On April 7, buildings in several Saskatchewan cities will shine for Light It Green Day.