What if it was you?

What if it was you waiting months and months for an organ donation? What if it was you who was desperately ill? What if it was you who had to stop working because you just couldn’t any more? What if it was your family who had to watch and wait with you? What if it was your children who were unspeakably frightened for your future?

It’s not exactly outside the realm of possibility. It could easily be you. Thousands of people receive organ transplants in Canada every year – thousands more wait.

If it was you – wouldn’t you want us to be signed up to be organ donors? Today it isn’t you – it’s Jim, and so many more. Change the way you think about organ donation. Sign up to be an organ donor in Ontario, and anywhere in Canada today.


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10 Responses to What if it was you?

  1. Lynn Upson says:

    Hi Jim …..I was you and thanks to the miracle of the doctors and a wonderful donor, I am now enjoying a full and healthy life. I wish you the very best.


  2. Jo Ann Jones says:

    5 months ago I received the gift of renewed life when my wonderful nephew Kevin unselfishly donated 60% of his liver so that I could live a heathy life. Without Kevin’s gift my life today would be very different! I am back walking daily, attend an exercise program 3 times a week and can run around with my 3 year old granddaughter again.
    One year ago nobody in my family was even aware of the living donor program!!
    Today my mission is to spread awareness of organ & tissue donation as well as the continued need for blood donation which is crucial during many surgeries.
    Wishing you all the best in your quest for a donor. Try to keep a positive attitude and remember YOU GOT THIS !!👍👍


  3. Richard says:

    As husband to Anne and father to our Jessie
    Twice, I have witnessed firsthand the desperation of patients waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant and the miraculous transformation with a second chance at life they get through the gift of organ donation.
    Transplantation relies on human compassion. What better way can one human help another than through the gift of organ and tissue donation. Donor registration helps save lives and prevents the premature and unnecessary deaths of our fellow Ontarians waiting for transplant.
    The purpose of life is…to be useful, to be honourable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
    Of course, the greatest difference we can make for others is saving lives. We often think that’s the job of heroes and exceptional people, but the reality is that each and every one of us has the ability to save up to eight lives — just by taking less than 2 minutes and checking your status or registering online to become an Ontario organ donor at


  4. Marlene Brown says:

    Hi Jim and family. I wish you all the luck and hope you have your transplant soon. I don’t often write a response but your story hit home. My husband was on the list for a double lung transplant. We were devastated when we got the news that the transplant was the only thing that would help. Our kids were young when we got the news. He was I’ll for most two years. He was / we were not so lucky. He passed away at the age of 49. We miss him dearly but the only good that came of his passing was the awareness that we put out how important it is to be a donor. Our family and a lot of our friends have signed to be a donor. This message is not to discourage you but to let you know there are a lot of people pulling for you and the word is getting out how important this is. Good luck and god bless!!


  5. joandale says:

    Hi Jim: Joan here. I am a two time liver transplant recipient. I waited almost 4 years the forts time around and within 11 days I ran into problems so was back on the list for another 4 years. Since Dec. 2003. My husband and I have travelled all over the world. Let me tell life is not good it is great so hang in there Jim and keep the faith, your call will come when you least expect it.


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