We’re in the heart of busy season – a time of long lines and heavy traffic, all filled with busy people, busy doing things. When to-do lists start to seem undoable, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. But there are 500 people on the BC transplant waiting list battling against busy, day in and day out. Over the holidays, spare 5 minutes to become an organ donor. It’s quicker than you can bake a gingerbread cookie. We checked.
Pledge to become a donor,
commemorate yourself as a gingerbread donor.
Statistically speaking, you're more likely to need a transplant than to become a donor.
The current number of people on BC's transplant waiting list. In April, it was 479.
The average kidney recipient waits 3.7 years for a transplant.
support organ donation.
register as donors.
Canada's oldest organ donor was 93. Plus, you don't look a day over 28.
Alcohol and other substances don't disqualify your organs. And like Gretzky said, you miss 100% of the donations you don't register for.
Doctors and paramedics will do everything they can to save your life, whether you're a donor or not. It's part of a long, trustworthy oath.
5 minutes is all you need. Those prepared with their Care Card could even do it in half that.