Sign Up For Life
What is Sign Up For Life?
SignUpForLife.ca is an online registry where Manitobans can record their wishes to be organ and/or tissue donors after death.
How will my information be used? Who will access it?
The information you give will be used to let your doctor, Transplant Manitoba, the Tissue Bank of Manitoba and Misericordia Eye Bank of Manitoba know that you would like to be an organ and/or tissue donor. It will only be accessed by these people when donation becomes an option. Your wish to donate will then be shared with your family so they can give the okay on your behalf for organ donation.
If I've signed my donor card, why should I register?
A donor card is just a piece of paper that indicates your wish to be a donor. Because most people keep this card in their wallets and often do not come to hospital with the card on them, it may not be there when the information is needed. This means your decision to donate is only known to the family and friends you’ve shared it with. By registering your intent to donate, you ensure that your decision is recorded and can be made available to your loved ones when they need to know.
Who benefits when I register my intent to donate?
Organ donation saves and improves the quality of life for thousands of Canadians, like you, every day. We currently do not have enough donors to meet the needs for transplants. One person dies while waiting for a transplant every 36 hours. Why not give these people a second chance?
Not only does registering your wishes to be an organ and/or tissue donor help someone else, it helps your family as well. When you register your donation wishes, this information is recorded and stored in a Manitoba eHealth database and will be made available to your family at the right time, ensuring that your donation decision is known and respected. By making your donation decision today, you relieve your family of the burden to make this decision on your behalf.
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