Ontarians Need Your Organs and Tissue – beadonor.ca

Update:

After 5 years, the Ontario government and the Gift of Life Network along with Service Ontario to launch a website (beadonor.ca) on June 13, 2011 in an effort to save lives.

When we receive our driver’s licence, often motorists will fill out their organ donor consent form and just put it back in their wallet.

People are in need of your tissue and organs.  Over 100 people died in Ontario last year, awaiting an organ transplant.

Currently, there is a waiting list, where there are in excess of 1,500 Ontarians patiently, but in some cases desperately, waiting for organ and tissue donations.

This year alone, there have already been 399 transplants conducted.

The Gift of Life Network and the Government of Ontario through a five (5) year joint effort, were able to create http://beadonor.ca.

How Can Consent to Become an Organ or Tissue Donor Online?

  • As long as your sixteen (16) or older, you can register online
  • Fill in your Ontario Health Card Number
  • Fill in your date of birth
  • Register your consent to become a donor with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
  • Upon completing the consent, a confirmation will be sent to you via email
    Deb Matthews, Ontario’s Minister of Health and Long Term Care
  • Register your consent to become a donor with ServiceOntario and as the site states “One Click can Save Eight Lives” and improve another seventy-five (75) lives through your tissue donation.

    If you don’t trust the government’s online services (as several of them have been hacked) then you can still fill out the hardcopy Organ Donor Consent registration form and mail it first class to Service Ontario, P.O. Box 48, Kingston, Ontario K7L 5J3.

     

     

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    1. Hi Bonnie: If you have pledged your organs to be given to others in the event of your death and you have set this up through your Ontario Driver’s Licence, you only need to change your address with the Ministry of Transportation, This can be done in person or online and there is no charge associated with this residential address update. Remember, pursuant to the Ontario Highway Traffic Act see section 9, subsection 2, you must notify the Ministry within six (6) days of moving or you could be ticketed with a total payable fine of $110.00 if you do not.

      See: False statement, change of name or address, obliterated vehicle no., etc.

      Penalty for false statement, inaccurate information

      9. (1) Every person who submits a false or inaccurate document, makes a false statement or includes inaccurate information in or with a written or electronic application, declaration, affidavit or other document required by the Ministry or under this Act is guilty of an offence and on conviction, in addition to any other penalty or punishment to which the person may be liable, is liable to a fine of not less than $400 and not more than $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than 30 days, or to both, and in addition the person’s driver’s licence or vehicle permit may be suspended for a period of not more than six months. 2008, c. 17, s. 32 (1).

      Defence

      (1.1) A person is not guilty of an offence under subsection (1) if the person exercised all reasonable care to avoid making a false statement or including inaccurate information. 2005, c. 26, Sched. A, s. 2.

      Change of name or address

      (2) Where an owner of a motor vehicle or a plate holder changes the name or address of the owner as set out in the owner’s application for a permit or validation of a permit or in a previous notice filed under this subsection, the owner shall within six days file with the Ministry notice of the new name or address. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 9 (2).

      If you want to change your address (free of charge) on your driver’s licence online with ServiceOntario, go to the following site: https://www.indcoi.serviceontario.ca/WebChannel/MainPageAction.do

      ServiceOntario demands that if you change your address with the Ministry of Transportation you must change your address with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care at the same time. This means that your driver’s licence and Health Card (ie-OHIP card) will both have your new address updated in their information system simultaneously.

      To change your address on a Driver’s Licence and Vehicle Registration you will need:

      * Your Driver’s Licence number OR Registrant Identification Number (RIN)
      * The issue date on your Driver’s Licence, if you have a driver’s licence
      * Your postal code last reported to the Ministry of Transportation
      * Your Health Card number (and Version Code, if applicable)

      If you are not a licenced driver, then you may want to update your new address on your Health Card only.

      When you register your consent to donate organs and tissue, your donation decision is recorded in a Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care database. In the event of your death or imminent death, when all life-saving efforts have failed, your donation decision will be disclosed for the purpose of sharing this information with your family so that they can honour your wishes.

      You need to register even if you signed a donor card. A signed donor card is not recorded in the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s database and may not be available when needed. Organ and tissue donor registration is the only secure and guaranteed way to make your decision to save lives known.

      As long as your up-to-date residential address is recorded in the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Database, your signed donor card will be enough – as long as you are actually
      registered. To simply sign a donor card is not enough; you must register as well.

      To register, check or update your consent to donate organs and tissue you will need:

      * Your health card number and version code (if applicable)
      * Your date of birth

      Then proceed to the following site online: https://www.services.gov.on.ca/wps/portal/so_pub/odr/odr/!ut/p/c5/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3gDH6fgUAMfE0N38xAnA0_XMBPTQHMfAxN3U30v_aj0nPwkoMpwkF48ao2g8jiAo4G-n0d-bqp-QXZwkIWjoiIAyPrDbg!!/dl3/d3/L2dBISEvZ0FBIS9nQSEh/

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