This year, National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week (NOTDAW) takes place from April 22-28. NOTDAW encourages Canadians to have important conversations with their friends and loved ones about their decision to donate to ensure that each of our organ donation wishes and decisions are understood.
Saskatchewan does not currently have a registry for organ and tissue donation. A registry works similar to the organ and tissue donor sticker that you can place on your health card. Both indicate your willingness to donate. However, donation is only possible with the consent of your next of kin. This is why it is so important to talk to your family about your decision to donate.
Visit www.saskatchewan.ca/organ-donation to learn more about organ and tissue donation in Saskatchewan, and view the powerful, real-life experiences of three Saskatchewan families.
Watch the NOTDAW campaign launch event at St. Paul's Hospital on April 23, 2018.