Ontario’s physicians are committed to having the healthiest patients and the best health-care system. We advocate and provide leadership for an accessible, quality health-care system in the province. The Ontario Medical Association sees value in the BeADonor program, and encourages members and staff to take a moment and consider the gift of life. One donor can save up to 8 lives and assist 75 more individuals through tissue donation. 80% of Ontarians say that giving consent for organ and tissue donation in advance is important, although fewer than 25% have actually registered to be organ and tissue donors. There’s a good chance you already support this cause – many Ontarians mistakenly believe they are registered because they previously signed a paper donor card. Those cards are no longer valid – the entire donor registry is now online. Please check to make sure you are registered, and be sure to share your wishes with your family.