3500
THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT COULD END THE KIDNEY AND
LIVER WAITLIST IN CANADA.

What was the last thing you did that made a difference?

Think about the last time you did something great. Maybe it was altruistic, like volunteering your time.
Maybe it was a physical accomplishment, like running a marathon. Maybe it was a small act of kindness
for someone else. Whatever it was, that moment likely left a mark on you – maybe even a scar. Imagine if
you could leave a mark on somebody else – a mark that would last a lifetime. A mark, that would
save someone’s life. You can, by becoming a living organ donor.

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THE GOALS

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To raise awareness & improve access and equity in living organ donation.

2

To celebrate living donors and their recipients, caregivers & transplant teams.

3

To give hope to those who are currently waiting for transplant.

What is living organ donation?

Living organ donation is when a person who is alive, gives either a kidney or a part of their liver to
someone in need of a transplant to save their life.
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our stories

AFSANA
Liver recipient from anonymous donor
Amy
Living kidney donor to her mother
Andy
Anonymous living kidney donor
Ashley
Anonymous living kidney donor
Brandy
Liver donor to her father
Candice
Living kidney recipient from her mother
Christine & Cristina
Kidney donor and recipient (cousins)
Craig
Living organ donor
Debi
Living kidney donor
Dr. Bob Richardson
Anonymous kidney donor
Dr. Vivienne Poy & Justin Poy
Kidney donor + recipient
Ian
Anonymous kidney donor
Ioanna
Living kidney donor to her brother
Isabelle
Living organ recipient
Jennen
Living kidney recipient
Julia
Anonymous living kidney & liver donor
Kevin
Living kidney recipient
Len
Anonymous living kidney and liver donor
Mark & Stacey
Living kidney donor & recipient (husband + wife)
Marissa
Living kidney recipient from mother
Marie
Living liver donor to her coworker
Megan
Anonymous living kidney donor
Nazim
Living kidney recipient 
Paul & Jaime
Kidney recipient and kidney donor
Reema & Binn
kidney donor and recipient (sisters)
Shak & Gurjit
kidney donor and recipient (boyfriend to girlfriend - now husband and wife)
Sonia & Jaime
Living Liver Donor (daughter) & Liver Recipient (father)
Stephanie
Living liver donor to her son
Vanessa
Living organ donor
Wency
Anonymous kidney donor
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Insights from dr. Susan abbey, Researcher
Why do people donate OR CONSIDER LIVING DONATION?
Why DO people donate anonymously?
What is the meaning behind the scar?
Why asking for A DONOR can be difficult?
DID YOU KNOW THAT…

Living organ donation offers a shorter pathway to better health with less wait time
and better health outcomes for those awaiting a liver or kidney transplant.

DID YOU KNOW THAT…

In 2021, more than 1 person died every 2 days waiting for a kidney or living transplant.

DID YOU KNOW THAT…

In Canada there are currently 1,500 people waiting for a kidney and nearly 400 waiting for a liver.

DID YOU KNOW THAT…

There are not enough organs from deceased donors to fill the need of those waiting for organ transplants.

DID YOU KNOW THAT…

Living Organ Donors generally return to light to regular activity in six to eight weeks,
with full recovery within 3-6 months.

DID YOU KNOW THAT…

For patients with liver failure, a timely transplant is lifesaving.

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