The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador encourages all citizens to consider becoming an organ donor. The final decision to donate a deceased person’s organs rests with their next of kin and it is important to have a conversation with your family members, to ensure they are aware of your final wishes.
Motor Registration Division no longer records a driver’s intent to be an organ donor as part of a driver’s licence application or renewal. This information is tracked by the health care system and residents can provide it when they renew their MCP card, or at any time by contacting MCP.
All residents are strongly encouraged to contact MCP to indicate their intent to be an organ donor, so that the appropriate health care professionals have access to the information when it is needed.
If you have previously indicated your intent to be an organ donor on your driver’s licence, a heart symbol will appear on your card. This information will not be collected from new applicants.
For further information please call the Organ Procurement and Exchange of Newfoundland and Labrador at 777-6600 or toll free at 1-877-640-1110.
You can also visit Eastern Health’s web page at: http://www.easternhealth.ca/Give.aspx?d=1&id=323&p=53
Organ and Tissue Donation – Give the Gift of Life