Days in Wait

Become a donor. The best way you can save a life is simply by signing your organ donor card and by sharing your wishes with your family.

That way, when the time comes, everybody concerned will be prepared to make this special gift.
All it takes is a signature. Sign it because it matters. Sign it now.

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Spread the Word. Organ donation is something people need to talk about.

So tell your friends. Tell your family. And for every 'Like' on our Facebook page, TELUS will donate $2 to the David Foster Foundation to meet their $100,000 goal. The more people who know, the more lives can be saved.

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Charitable Donations. You can help us continue our work by
simply making a donation to the David Foster Foundation.

No matter how big or small, your contribution will go towards supporting the families of those requiring major organ transplants,
as well as creating better awareness of the need to become a registered organ donor.

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YOU CAN'T ARGUE THE FACTS. Organ donation is becoming increasingly crucial.
And we need your help.


85%

of Canadians feel organ
donation is beneficial.

But Only
14%

are registered donors.


There are no age limits on being an organ donor. But those under 18 must have parental or guardian consent.


4,529

people* are waiting for an organ transplant.
*as of 2010

346

people died* while waiting for an organ.
*in 2011


The donor's family does not pay for the cost of the organ donation.


2,083

transplants* have taken place
thanks to organ donation.
*as of 2008

Almost 300

new transplant candidates are added to the waiting list each month.

The number of people requiring organ transplants is rising faster than the number of available donors.


No major religion opposes organ donation.


6

kinds of organs
can be donated:

  • HeartHeart
  • KidneysKidneys
  • PancreasPancreas
  • LungsLungs
  • LiverLiver
  • IntestinesIntestines

5

kinds of tissue
can be donated:

  • CorneaCornea
  • SkinSkin
  • Bone MarrowBone Marrow
  • Heart ValvesHeart Valves
  • Connective TissueConnective Tissue

Signing a donor card will not affect the quality
of medical care you receive at the hospital.


Become a Donor

The best way you can save a life is simply by signing your organ donor card. All it takes is a signature. Sign it because it matters. Sign it now.

Become a Donor