Once you have registered your consent to organ and tissue donation, the most important step is talking to your family about your wishes. You may find the topic of donation an uncomfortable one to think about, but when someone passes away suddenly, their family is often faced with a hard decision at an already difficult time.
The situation can be made a little easier if your family is aware of your wishes. Knowing that a loved one’s final wishes were carried out, and helped save lives in the process, can be a great source of comfort. Here are some ideas on how to talk to your family about organ and tissue donation.
You can find more information and register your consent to donate at www.beadonor.ca.