Why should I donate?

Each year, hundreds of Nova Scotians get a second chance at life thanks to the generosity of people like you. By registering as an organ and tissue donor, you offer a gift that can change many lives.

A single organ donor can save up to 8 lives by donating kidneys, liver, heart, pancreas, lungs and small bowel. A single tissue donor can save or improve the lives of 50 to 80 people by donating tissue such as bone, skin and corneas.

Sadly, each year 10 Atlantic Canadians die waiting for a transplant.

Hear how such a gift changed one person's life [add video].

Organ and Tissue Donation - Patient & Family Guide (.pdf)

How many lives are impacted by donation?

Organ donation from one person can save up to 8 lives. A single tissue donor can save or improve the lives of up to 50 to 80 people. 

Learn about other Canadian donation programs

Interested in learning more about other Canadian donation programs and donor family stories? Visit https://organtissuedonation.ca/en