New online organ donor registry attracts thousands of Manitobans

“Donation is a chance to bring something positive out of what is often a tragedy. Sadly, people still are dying of traumatic causes, like car crashes,” says McCarthy.

The difference between the old method of signing an organ donation card and signing up online is that Transplant Manitoba has a registry of your wishes. Not everyone arrives in the hospital after a bad car accident or brain trauma with their organ donor card in their pocket. “Where we can get our numbers up is through having more families consent to follow their loved one’s wishes. In the past, families declined because they didn’t know,” says McCarthy.

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