In Quebec, over 1,200 people are on organ waiting lists. A donated organ could significantly improve—and perhaps even save—their life.
Over the last two decades, colossal efforts have been made to improve the success rate of organ donations to ensure more patients receive the help they need. Every aspect of the transplant process is important: public awareness, doctors, hospitals, a quick response to potential donations, and support from friends and family. An organ and tissue donation from a single deceased individual can help up to 15 people. A living donor can also donate a kidney or part of their liver to a friend or family member. Obviously, the decision to make an organ donation has to be thought through carefully. It is important to discuss it with friends and family to ensure they understand and accept your desire to be a donor in the event of an accident. For more information, visit the website of Transplant Québec, the organization in charge of organ donations in the province.