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Organ and Tissue Donation

Organ and tissue donation may be an option when considering end-of-life care wishes for yourself or someone you love.

Organ and tissue donation involves the recovery of organs and tissues from someone who has passed away. It is an option available to individuals and families who may wish to consider sharing the gift of life with others as part of end-of-life care. Donor families neither pay for, nor receive financial gain for the act of organ and tissue donation.

There is a critical shortage of organs and tissues available for people requiring transplants. Organs and tissues are used for life-saving and life-enhancing transplant procedures which can improve the quality of life for many people.

For more information please read our pamphlet on organ and tissue donation.