How can you help someone get an organ transplant?
Manitobans want to know, why should I register to be an organ donor online? SignUpForLife.ca is the paperless way to indicate your wish to be an organ and tissue donor. It never gets lost, never goes through the wash and, most importantly, it is always available to the medical team if you are in a situation where you can be a donor and save a life. It's also easy to share your wishes with your family through email, Facebook or Twitter. Telling your family you want to be a donor is the most important step in ensuring your wishes are followed.
Teachers: Book your Transplant Talk presentation date now
Organ donation is a fascinating area of medicine that is touching more and more people every day as the need for transplants grows.
We offer students and staff a unique and empowering learning and info session about the importance of organ donation. We can conduct these sessions during class time and are flexible with dates and times. Presentations can be tailored to almost any class subject. Our goal is to encourage conversation in the community about organ donation by taking away the fear and discomfort that people have about the topic.
It’s not a conversation about death. We’re talking about a single person saving up to eight lives.
We can cover any or all of the following topics in a 1-hour class:
• Overview of the major organs of the body, their functions and how they can be used for transplant
• People living with organ failure and people who are living a full life with a transplanted organ
• History of organ donation and transplantation
• Points of debate and contention in organ donation and transplants
• Transplantation and organ donation in the arts, film and literature
• Organ donation in the media
• Organ donation across the world
Fill out our online form to request a presentation or, for additional information contact Jillian at 204-787-1897.
Grief Counselling Resources List
The Transplant Manitoba Gift of Life program understands that donor families may need some guided help to work through their grieving process. Your employer may have an Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) that provides free confidential counselling. Check if your private medical insurance plan covers professional counselling and use the information provided here to find help.
I want to be a living kidney donor
Kidney transplant is generally regarded as the best solution for kidney failure. Donating a kidney to a friend or loved one, or as an anonymous donor is a generous act and a big decision. Learn more about deciding if this is right for you, and how we determine if you are a suitable candidate for donation.
Frequently Asked Questions
If I have indicated my intent to be an organ donor, will medical staff still do everything possible to save my life?
The first and foremost concern for healthcare professionals caring for critically ill patients is to do everything possible to save lives.
Interested in volunteering with us?
We are currently looking for gardners to help with maintaining our Garden of Life at Assiniboine Park. Call 204-787-1897 if you would like to help out!