The need for organ donors in Ontario

Currently, around 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.

36%

of Ontarians are registered donors. That’s 4.5 million out of an eligible 12.8 million.

1,506

Ontarians are currently waiting for an organ transplant. As of December 31, 2021

21,314

Ontarians have received a lifesaving organ transplant since 2003.


Our goal is to achieve over 50,000 new registrations | April 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022

We reached

171%

of our total goal

as of December 31, 2021

85,342

Ontarians that have registered to become organ and tissue donors.

Updated every 3 months


Congratulations to our top communities

Most Improved Registration Rate

October 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021

RankCommunity
1 Aylmer West | 2.0% increase
2 Listowel | 1.9% increase
3 Collingwood | 1.9% increase
4 Amherstburg | 1.6% increase
5 Arnprior | 1.6% increase
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Highest Registration Rate Overall

As of December 31, 2021

RankCommunity
1 Russell | 60% donor registration
2 North Bay | 59% donor registration
3 Espanola | 59% donor registration
4 Kincardine | 58% donor registration
5 Sudbury | 58% 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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