When Acacia died at the age of 18, her parents honoured her life by making it possible for other people to continue living. Acacia successfully donated six organs to five people.
Heart transplant recipient Cheryl calls the woman who made possible her heart transplant in 2008 her heart hero.
When we support organ and tissue donation, we are given an opportunity to save or improve other people's lives. Sometimes this opportunity presents itself while we are still living through the donation of a non-vital organ (e.g., kidney). Other times we are given an opportunity to offer hope even after our own life has ended.
Learn more about organ and tissue donation. Hear from donors and recipients.
Talk to your family
It's important for you and your family to know each other's donation decision. Families who talk about their decision to donate are more likely to honour the wishes of their loved ones should organ and tissue donation be possible after death.
It's a discussion that could save lives.
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