What is a registration drive?
It’s the way we’re asking Ontarians to help spread the word about the importance of registering consent for organ and tissue donation. People are more likely to register if those close to them have registered and have asked them to do the same.
An online registration drive can be started by a person or an organization (i.e. a Company or Community Group). You’ll be setting up a page in which you can state why organ and tissue donation is important to you. Once you’ve set up a page, you can share it to encourage your friends, family members and colleagues to register.
Though most Ontarians believe that organ and tissue donation is a good thing, only about a quarter of us are actually registered. Some communities in Ontario have a registration rate of around 10%. That’s why we need your help to encourage those you know to register.
How do I get involved?
First, you'll have to create a user profile and then you can create a page for your registration drive. There, your friends and family can read why you think organ and tissue donation is important and click to register their own consent. It's easy to create your own page. If you need help, check out the below tools and resources. The registration overview document provides you with important tips in getting started and the do’s and don’ts of running a registration drive.
The registration overview document provides you with important tips in getting started and the do’s and don’ts of running a registration drive.
First, start by talking with your company or community group about starting a drive. Be the champion of your drive with these tools and resources. The drive toolkit provides materials to start a drive for your workplace or social group. The toolkit includes email templates, social media posts, quick facts and much more. Download the drive toolkit
A collection of success stories from other organizations’ drives. Download the success stories
Tips for a successful drive1. Spread the word
Tell your employees, members or colleagues to share the drive.2. Show your commitment
Post the beadonor.ca logo to your organization’s website and provide a link to your drive’s page. You can also add it to other communications like emails, newsletters and on your social media pages.3. Compete!
Try challenging another company or group to see who can get the most registrations.4. Keep your drive active
Talk regularly with your colleagues about your progress and encourage them to keep spreading the word5. Set new goals
If you’ve reached your goal, don’t stop. Set the bar even higher.
Measuring your success
When you create a registration drive, you’ll have a page on beadonor.ca that you can encourage your friends and family to visit. On your page is a counter that will track all the visits to the donor registration site that have come through your page.
When you start a drive, you can include a goal. Depending on how many people are part of your social network (i.e. friends on Facebook and/or followers on Twitter), you could aim to send anywhere between 100 to 400 individuals to the registration site. You don’t have to set a goal, but it is a good way to motivate yourself to encourage more friends and family to register.