The need for organ donors in Ontario

Currently, almost 1,600 people in Ontario are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. And though most of us believe that organ donation is a good thing, just over a quarter of us are registered as donors. Some great strides have been made in Ontario over the past year, but still more needs to be done. You can Spread the Word by encouraging your friends and family to register their consent to become organ and tissue donors.


of Ontarians are registered donors. That’s 3.9 million out of an eligible 12.3 million.


Ontarians are currently waiting for an organ transplant. As of December 31, 2017


Ontarians have received a lifesaving organ transplant since 2003.

Our goal is to achieve 276,000 new registrations April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018.

We reached


of our total goal

as of December 31, 2017


Ontarians that have registered to become organ and tissue donors.

Updated every 3 months

Congratulations to our top communities

Most Improved Registration Rate

From September 30, 2017 to December 31, 2017

1 East Gwillimbury | 4.1% increase
2 Russell | 3.1% increase
3 Petawawa | 3.1% increase
4 Pembroke | 3.0% increase
5 Listowel | 2.8% increase
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Highest Registration Rate Overall

at December 31, 2017

1 Parry Sound | 55% donor registration
2 North Bay | 55% donor registration
3 Sudbury | 54% donor registration
4 Kincardine | 54% donor registration
5 Nipissing South | 53% donor registration
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It's easy to start your own registration drive. Do it as an individual or on behalf of your company or community group.


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