Though many of us believe that organ and tissue donation is a good thing, just over 30% of Ontarians are registered as donors. There are about 1,500 people in Ontario who are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant, but they aren't the only ones being affected. Their family members, friends, and all those close to them are waiting too. Right alongside them. Back in Venezuela, I used to work in the largest Kidney Transplantation Team in the country. I had first-hand knowledge of how an organ can change someone's life, it's amazing. Getting a kidney changed patients' health, lifestyle, diet, habits, and interests; also, patients were able to travel, work, and feel free... Yes, feel free. They were finally free. Their family members, friends, and all those close to them were free too. That was the best part of being a physician. I created this page to encourage all of my family and friends to register their consent to become donors. Please take two minutes and register – you can do it right now, from the link on this page. You can also check to make sure you are registered if you're not sure. It's a selfless act that could one day save eight lives and enhance 75 more through tissue donation.