- One organ donor can save up to eight lives and one tissue donor can enhance the lives of 75 people.
- In Saskatchewan, about 70 people are waiting for a kidney transplant and more than 80 are waiting for a cornea transplant.
- In 2016, there were 14 multi-organ donors and 39 cornea donors in our province; 29 people received a kidney transplant; and 58 cornea transplants were performed.
- The first transplant in Saskatchewan, a kidney, took place just over 50 years ago on December 10, 1963, and over 800 kidney transplants have been performed in our province since.
- Saskatchewan has the largest surgical bone donation program in Canada. Most donated bone comes from hip replacement surgery and is used in many surgical procedures that require bone grafts.
- Age doesn't matter: Canada's oldest organ donor was 93.
- Donation will only be considered after every effort has been made to save your life.