National Organ & Tissue Donation Awareness Week


Apr 21 - Apr 27


Every year in April, BC Transplant focuses its efforts on raising awareness for organ donation around the province.

April 21-27 is National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week (NOTDAW). Each year, B.C Transplant will dedicate this time to sharing stories and raising awareness about the benefits of organ donation and the life-saving effects of transplantation. Awareness events, advertising, registration drives, news stories – it’s a busy month and you’re invited to have conversations about organ donation.


Take two minutes and save a life

  • It takes less than two minutes to register
  • Go to and register now
  • One donor can save up to eight lives
  • Any British Columbian can register their decision regardless of: age, sexual orientation, medical history or religion
  • You’re more likely to need a transplant than you are to become an organ donor
  • All you need is your Personal Health Number to register
  • You only need to register once


We’ll once again be raising awareness during NOTDAW with a 48 hour registration drive. The blitz will begin on Wednesday, April 24 at 12pm, and wrap up 48 hours later on Friday, April 26 at 12pm. The goal? To reach 4,800 registrations for organ donation in 48 hours!


Join the conversation by using the hashtag #48in48 and sharing your wishes about organ donation with your family.

Green Light Campaign

On April 24, watch as cities across the province transform into a sea of green in support for organ and tissue donation. Catch the view at the following locations and share your photos on social media using the hashtag #LightUpGreen.

This year’s participants:

  • Vancouver – City Hall, BC Place, Canada Place Sails, Bloedel Conservatory, Science World, TELUS
  • North Vancouver – District Hall
  • Port Moody – City Hall
  • Port Coquitlam – City Hall
  • Surrey – City Hall
  • Coquitlam – Lefarge Lake Fountain, Light Columns and Skytrain Guideway Pillars
  • Whistler – Fitzsimmons Creek Bridge
  • Nanaimo – Bastion
  • Victoria – BC Legislature


Social Media

We encourage you to share our stories on social media and check out our new 2019 campaign that we’ll be rolling out over the next couple weeks. Be sure to use the hashtags #Register2Give and #TakeTwoMinutes.


How You Can Help

Start the conversation about organ donation

Register now and encourage others to register

Raise awareness in your community by requesting a campaign kit from BC Transplant


For more info, please visit

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