You can help save a life - or make life better for many people - by registering your intent to donate your organs and tissues with the Alberta Organ and Tissue Donation Registry. The registry is a database that captures your donation choices, which will then be accessible to donation professionals.
Register for free through an Alberta registry agent. You will need your Alberta Health Care card and photo ID. The Heart Donor Symbol can then be added onto your Driver’s Licence or ID Card.
Here is some information you may want to know:
The first priority of health care professionals is to save lives. Your choice to be a donor does not affect the quality of life-saving medical care you receive.
Everyone has the potential to be an organ and/or tissue donor, however, you must be at lest 18 to register your consent to donate.
There will never be a cost to your family estate if you choose to donate your organs or tissues.
Organ and tissue recovery will only happen after every effort has been made to save your life.
More than 45,000 Canadians, including more than 500 Albertans are on the wait list for an organ transplant.
It is important to share your organ donation wishes with your loved ones as they are given the final decision.
If you would like more information, please visit Alberta My Health.