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Organ and Tissue Donor Registry

Use the online registry to register your decision to donate your organs and/or tissues, so others can live.

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1. Why Be a Donor?

In Saskatchewan and across Canada, the need for organs and tissues for transplants far outweighs the available supply. A transplant is sometimes the only treatment for people with an organ damaged through injury or disease. Tissue donations can also dramatically improve the quality of life for people of all ages. Outcomes continue to improve each year. Thanks to donors, more and more transplant patients are living longer and healthier lives.

However, too many people die or see their health decline dangerously while waiting for a transplant. Record your decision to be a donor now, so it can be shared with organ donation coordinators in the future.

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2. Eligibility

Any person 16 years or older with a valid Saskatchewan Health Services Card number can register their intent to be a donor.

Your eligibility to be a donor will be determined at the time of death by a health care team. Some people incorrectly assume their medical condition, poor physical fitness or advanced age would automatically disqualify them as a donor.

Medical teams will confirm whether organs/tissues are considered medically viable for transplant. If so, transplant coordinators will work to find matching recipients with the most pressing need.

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3. How to register

Registering your decision for organ and/or tissue donation is easy – all you need is your Saskatchewan Health Services Card number, first and last name and date of birth.

You can choose to donate:

  • all organs and tissues needed for transplant; or
  • select organs and tissues of your choosing.

All options are outlined in the registry.

Register your decision in the following ways:

  • Online from any computer, tablet or mobile device; or
  • By paper form.

Once complete, the paper forms need to be sent to:

eHealth Saskatchewan
2130 11th Avenue
Regina, SK  S4P 0J5

They can also be scanned and sent by email to donorregistrysupport@ehealthsask.ca. If you register by paper form, your donation choices will be entered into the registry on your behalf.

Once you have registered your decision, you can revisit this registry at any time to confirm or modify your choices.

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4. Register

Make sure health care providers are aware of your wishes regarding organ donation by registering online. Click on the button below and follow the instructions within the registry.

Register or Update Your Decision

You may also download the paper registration form, fill it in and send it by:

After you register, be sure to talk with your family (or whoever would be considered your next-of-kin), so they understand your decision. Families are more likely to agree to donation if they are aware of a family member's wishes.

To help start the discussion, you will be asked if you want to share your decision on social media after registering.

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5. Further Information

Your Decision Can Save Lives and Change Lives

Saskatchewan Organ and Tissue Donor Registry
For help with the registration process, contact eHealth Saskatchewan by:

Frequently Asked Questions

Read our FAQ document for more information about the registry, the registration process and organ donation.

Donation and Transplant Services – Saskatchewan Health Authority

Saskatchewan Donation Program
Learn more about the organ and tissue donation process in Saskatchewan and the teams that provide support.

Saskatchewan Transplant Program
The program facilitates pre and post-transplant care of organ recipients in Saskatchewan and donations by living donors of some organs and tissues (primarily kidneys, a portion of a liver, amniotic tissue and bone donated after receiving a hip transplant).

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