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NB Organ and Tissue Program

If you needed an organ or cornea or tissue transplant would you have one? If so, please help others.

In New Brunswick hundreds of people are currently waiting for a hero.

You could be that hero.

The decision to become an organ, cornea or tissue donor is an important commitment. There are approximately 4,400 Canadians waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant. Not everyone in need of a vital organ receives a transplant. In fact, on average 250 Canadians die each year waiting. By becoming an organ, cornea, or tissue donor, you are saving or improving lives.

1 Organ Donor can save up to 8 lives.
1 Tissue Donor (e.g. bones and tendons) can improve the lives of 75 people.
1 Ocular Donor (e.g. corneas) can restore sight for 2 people.

Anyone can be a potential organ donor, no matter your age or health. The medical suitability of the organs, corneas, and tissues is determined by trained health professionals.

You are six times more likely to need a transplant than to become an organ donor.

It only takes two simple steps to register your intent to donate:

1. Register your intent to donate on your Provincial Medicare Card. You can do this by calling Service New Brunswick at 1-888-762-8600 and select “2” to request your Medicare Card be updated  or by completing a Medicare Change Request form. Your new Medicare card will clearly display a “D” to indicate you are a donor. You may change or withdraw your decision to donate at any time.
2. Discuss your decision with your family or loved ones. It is important that those closest to you know your wishes.

It’s not every day that a family movie wrestles with the critical shortage of organs donated and celebrates the marvel of transplantation, but Heart of Hope is here to change all that. To get FREE access to the online premiere, visit https://orgamites.ca/heartofhope/.

Contact Us

Organ Division

Tel: 506-648-6928

(Organ Donation Coordinator on-call: 506-643-6848)

Fax: 506-653-2956

135 MacBeath Avenue, Moncton, NB, E1C 6Z8

Tissue Division

Tel: 506-870-2556

Fax: 506-857-5925

135 MacBeath Avenue, Moncton, NB, E1C 6Z8

Ocular Division

Tel: 506-632-5541

Fax: 506-632-5573

130 Bayard Drive, Saint John, NB, E2L 3L6