Organ Donation

Organ Donation

Chatham ranks 59th in Ontario with 45% of eligible donors registered. 1 organ donor can save up to 8 lives. Take a moment to consider becoming an organ donor.

Between February 1st – 28th, 2018 all residents of Ontario are invited to participate in a contest being held by Ridgetown Foodland. Visit to enter for a chance to win one of 5 GRAND PRIZES, including a trip to Cuba, a Caribbean Cruise, a weekend in Las Vegas, two tickets to a Red Wings game in Detroit – with hotel stay, and $1000 gift certificate to Ridgetown Foodland, then register to become an organ donor!

The goal with this contest, is to bring awareness to the need, and importance of becoming a donor. It only takes 2 mins to register!

Be a hero , save a life.

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Organ and Tissue Donation: The Facts (from

Today, in Ontario, there are over 1,500 people waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant. This is their only treatment option, and every 3 days someone will die because they did not get their transplant in time.

But you can help. When you register your consent for organ and tissue donation, you let those waiting know that you would help them if you could.

  • One donor can save up to 8 lives through organ donation and enhance the lives of up to 75 more through the gift of tissue.
  • Age alone does not disqualify someone from becoming a donor. The oldest organ donor was over 90 and the oldest tissue donor was over 100. There’s always potential to be a donor; it shouldn’t stop you from registering.
  • Your current or past medical history does not prevent you from registering to be a donor. Individuals with serious illnesses can, sometimes, be organ and/or tissue donors. Each potential donor is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • All major religions support organ and tissue donation, or respect an individual’s choice.
  • Organ and tissue donation does not impact funeral plans. An open casket funeral is possible.


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