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Tissue donation after death

Tissue donation can make a profound impact on the number of patients waiting for a tissue transplant. Thousands of Canadians donate tissue every year but there are not enough donations to meet the needs of patients. The donation and transplant system network in Canada is deeply grateful to those who have committed to help improve lives through deceased tissue donation.

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Cornea icon - symbol

Cornea

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Sclera icon - symbol

Sclera

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Heart icon - symbol

Heart valves

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Skin icon - symbol

Skin

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Bone icon - symbol

Bone

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Tendons icon - symbol

Tendons

FAQs about tissue donation

Can I donate my eyes even if I have poor vision?

Anyone can register to be an eye and tissue donor. Even if you have glasses or poor vision you may still be able to donate.

Who does tissue donation help?

Deceased tissue donors help: 

  • Give sight to two people through corneal transplants.
  • Save the life of a burn patient through skin grafts.
  • Return a young athlete to full activity through a tendon graft.
  • Save a patient’s limb through a bone graft following the removal of a tumor.