Contact Legacy of Life

For more information about the Legacy of Life: Nova Scotia Organ and Tissue Donation Program, how to get involved or National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week information please contact Janet Gallant by email at Janet.Gallant@nshealth.ca or by phone 902-473-5049

About Legacy of Life

Creating Hope in the Face of Tragedy
Legacy of Life is Nova Scotia's Organ and Tissue Donation Program and was founded in 2006. Legacy of Life has the following goals:

  • Raise public awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation; and
  • Encourage people to provide a legacy of life by signing up to be a donor

By doing this, we know we can make a difference in the lives of thousands who are currently waiting for transplants.

Legacy of Life also oversees the Critical Care Organ Donation Program, which is located at the QEII Health Sciences Center in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The program provides support for organ donation to critical care and emergency staff at all Nova Scotia Health Authority care facilities.

The goals of the critical care organ donation program are to:

  • Ensure all families are offered the option of organ and tissue donation
  • Provide safe organs and tissues for transplant 
  • Promote organ and tissue donation to health care professionals and the general public.

Want to get involved?

Plan an event to raise awareness

If you are interested in raising awareness about donation in Nova Scotia please contact us to receive an information package and promotional items. You can spread the word by having an information display in your workplace, at your church, a book club or a community event. We may also be able to provide a speaker for events - be sure to let us know!

National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week (NOTDAW)

Each year in the month of April, one week is designated to raise awareness about the importance of organ and tissue donation across Canada. Awareness events, advertising, registration drives, news stories – it's a busy month and a great opportunity to have conversations about organ donation with family and friends. Please check back to see what is planned for this year. If you are interested in hosting your own awareness raising event during this time please let us know.