Am I eligible?

 

Today, misconceptions and inaccuracies for organ and tissue donation continue to exist. With ongoing investment, support and collaboration across the country, a world-class organ and tissue donation and transplantation system in Canada is possible.

FAQs

Can I be a donor if I am older or have a medical condition?

Anyone can be a potential donor regardless of age, medical condition or sexual orientation. Even individuals with serious illnesses may sometimes be donors. All potential donors are evaluated on an individual, medical, case-by-case basis. The oldest Canadian organ donor was 92 and the oldest tissue donor was 104. Don’t rule yourself out.

Does my religion allow me to be an organ and tissue donor?

Most religions support organ and tissue donation as an act of life saving. If you are unsure, talk to your spiritual advisor.

If I'm not suitable as an organ donor can I still donate my tissue?

Tissue donation is possible for nearly everyone, even when organ donation is not possible.

If I am not able to donate blood, can I become an organ and tissue donor?

Individuals who are not eligible to donate blood may still be considered for organ or tissue donation.