In Ontario, you must register to be an organ donor. It’s a straightforward and process that can have a significant impact on changing the trajectory of someone else’s life (or several people’s lives), depending on what organs can be donated.

To register as an organ and tissue donor, you need:

  • to be at least 16 years old

  • to provide your date of birth

  • your health card number and version code (if applicable)

It takes only two minutes to change someone’s life:

  1. Have your health card number ready

  2. Provide your basic information including date of birth and health card number

  3. Register and fill out your donor form (you can register your donation decision or check your registration status with the province of Ontario on the ServiceOntario site).

Consent to donate your body can be provided in three ways:

  • By filling out a consent form (Donation of Body to School of Anatomy) available from any School of Anatomy,

  • In writing, as per section 4(1) of the Trillium Gift of Life Network Act or,

  • Orally, in the presence of at least two witnesses prior to death.

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