Coming Back Fall/Winter 2020!
Coming Back Fall/Winter 2020!
Currently, The Organ Project is re-establishing its mandate to include a significant Patient Self Help Section that will provide further instruction and information on how patients can promote their need for a live organ donor and how to find them.
We are coming back soon – hopefully by fall/winter 2020!
Thinking about your own death can be scary. True. But waiting every day to see if you get a second chance at life is terrifying. Ask anyone who has been through it.
While a large majority of Canadians support organ donation, not enough Canadians are registered as potential organ donors. Not nearly enough. If your life has not been impacted by organ donation and transplantation, there is a very good chance it will be.
Canadians are five to six times more likely to need a transplant than they ever are to become a donor. We are living longer, we are, on average, more sedentary and transplants are incredibly effective at treating organ failure. Demand is growing, supply is not.
Help us inspire people to push past the fear and procrastination and register. The chance of someone ever becoming an organ donor is very small. That is why it is so VERY important that everyone who can donate their organs, agrees to do so.
In 2017, The Organ Project created four commercials to raise awareness for organ donation and transplantation. Our commercials were a big part of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs for the Ottawa Senators and, thanks to partners like Bell Media, they achieved great reach in April – Organ Donation Awareness Month. With your help we can create new ads for play in 2018.
Imagine the fear and helplessness associated with waiting for an organ transplant. Time just keeps on ticking. And with every hour, every day, chances of survival drop a little. Help us eliminate the wait and get those Canadians on the organ transplant waiting list back to healthy living.
The demand for organs continues to significantly outstrip the supply across Canada. As our population ages, the problem will only get worse.
One person dies every 30 hours waiting for a transplant in Canada
Less than 1% all deaths in Canada become actual organ donors.
More than 4,500 Canadians need a life-saving organ transplant, and 1,600 will be added to a waiting list this year
5 patients on the organ transplant waiting list will die this week waiting for a donor
The Organ Project hosted its inaugural gala on March 31 2017 at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto. Wow, what a night!
Beyond the personal generosity of Mr. Melnyk, the gala represents our primary source of operating funds.
Money raised at our gala allows us to:
Last year’s sold-out event brought together leaders from business, sports and philanthropy for a moving and entertaining, not-to-be missed evening. Grammy Award-winning artist Carrie Underwood provided a memorable performance to highlight the event and a live auction included luxurious vacations, retreats, and elite sporting packages.
The Organ Project is undertaking campaigns to research ways to use social media more effectively to encourage donor registration.
We are also pursuing efforts aimed at improving the public’s understanding of what organ donation really means. With a specific focus on youth and employers, we are hoping to empower individuals to make an informed choice and become advocates in the process.
The rate of living donation in Canada continues to decline which presents a significant problem for all Canadians, but mostly for people waiting for an organ transplant.
Canada is a leader in living donation. We have some of the best facilities and best practitioners in the world. The Organ Project is working with experts across Canada to pull together resources so that we can help people find the information and support they need in the area of living donation.
At The Organ Project we are involved in a number of events to help raise awareness and drive donor registration. Check out what we’re up to!
If you're interested in joining us in our mission to end the waiting list, here's how you can get involved:Become An Advocate
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