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					quick facts       •   Over 4,000 Canadians are

                                                                                                                                                                                                               the gift of a
                      waiting for an organ transplant
                  •   In 2005, there were 503 living donors
                      who donated a kidney or part of a liver
                                                                       There are many                                                     You CAN
                                                                                                                                                                                                     li fetime
                  •   The oldest Canadian to donate an
                      organ was 90 years old and oldest
                      tissue donor was 102 years of age                opportunities for you                                            make a difference.
                  •   You are more likely to need
                      an organ than to be a donor                      to make a difference.                                  If you would like to provide a donation or lend your support,
                                                                                                                                     visit for details.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  C A N A D I A N T R A N S P L A N T A S S O C I AT I O N

MEMBERSHIP/DONATION FORM                                               Right now, there are record numbers of people in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Since 1987
Member Contact Information                                                                                                               CANADIAN TRANSPLANT ASSOCIATION
                                                                       your community who are on transplant waiting lists.                 37 Islay Crescent, Maple, Ontario L6A 2C1
As a member or giving financial support, your donation helps the
CTA in its commitment in promoting organ donor awareness.
                                                                       Whether you’re one of them, a potential donor, or                
                                                                       someone who wants to help, we are always looking                       
FIRST NAME                                                             for members and volunteers to help us change                                     1-877-779-5991

                                                                       lives across Canada.

ADDRESS                                                                The easiest way to get involved is to sign your
CITY/TOWN                             PROVINCE                         organ donor card! This simple and selfless act
PHONE (HOME)                          PHONE (BUSINESS)
                                                                       could mean the greatest gift for someone who
                                                                       needs help: a second chance.

Type of Tx (if applicable):
                                                                       We also need people to volunteer at our events, help
                                                                       us with publicity, and be active in the community.
Year of Tx:
                                                                       If you are interested in joining us, or in making a
Other: (on a waiting list, donor, donor family, family member, etc.)
                                                                       donation, please visit

   See reverse for completion of your payment.                                                                                   Photos provided by Mike Brown, Carlos Lethona, and Sidney Siu.

                                                                                                                                                                                                organ donation works
            The Canadian Transplant Association (CTA) is a                        WHO ARE OUR MEMBERS? They                                   THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING                                                Each year thousands of Canadians get
            charitable organization that includes transplant                                                                                  HAPPENING AT THE CTA. Visit our                                          a second chance to live life to its fullest,

                                                                                  are transplant recipients, donors, and their
            recipients and others who are committed to                            loved ones. They are concerned people of every              events page at                              thanks to the kindness of people who
            identifying and removing barriers to organ                            age who understand that transplants save lives.             to find out what’s going on, and for the latest                           have given the gift of life and donated
            donation. The CTA encourages and motivates                            They are dedicated activists, working to spread             updates on the National Transplant Games                                 organs and tissue. But many more are
            transplant recipients to maintain a healthy lifestyle                 the message, educate the public, and build                  and World Transplant Games. And be sure to                               still waiting. All too often lives are lost
            by supporting athletic and other awareness events.                    special friendships that will last a lifetime.              contact us to find out how you can get involved!                          because suitable donors are not found in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       time. Many people will spend months,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and in some cases years, waiting for a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       second chance because the need for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       organs and tissue in Canada continues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       to outweigh their availability.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       It doesn’t have to be this way. Sign a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       donor card and talk to your family
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       about your decision to give life.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       One conversation can make all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the difference for the future.

  The CTA was created in 1987 to raise awareness                       CANADIAN TRANSPLANT ASSOCIATION                               NATIONAL TRANSPLANT GAMES                                        MEMBERSHIP/DONATION FORM
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Membership and Payment Information
  about organ donation and celebrate the success                       MEMBERSHIP REWARDS:                                           Canada’s National Transplant Games are held
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Note: A “One Year” membership is free to all transplant recipients
  of transplants in saving lives.                                      •   Quarterly newsletter                                      every second year, in alternate years from the                   who are within their first year of transplantation. It is our way of
                                                                                                                                                                                                      welcoming you to our organization.
  We are a registered non-profit organization comprised                 •   Professional presentation materials                       World Transplant Games. The last Canadian
  of transplant recipients, athletes, and volunteers                       for community/school events                               Transplant Games drew more than 300 athletes                     Membership: K One year ($30.00) K Two years ($50.00)
  dedicated to promoting organ donation through public                 •   Access to a speakers bureau from                          and supporters from across Canada!                                      My Donation to the CTA:

  advocacy and events including the National Transplant                                                                                                                                                      Total* Amount Enclosed:
                                                                           each region across the country
                                                                                                                                     WORLD TRANSPLANT GAMES
  Games and World Transplant Games.                                    •   Provides information and support regarding                                                                                 K Please bill my K Visa K MasterCard
                                                                                                                                     The 2005 World Transplant Games hosted
  We are also a support network, offering programs to help                  National and World Transplant Games
                                                                                                                                     by London, Canada, brought over 1,800                            CARD NUMBER                                                      EXPIRY DATE

  donors and recipients live full lives after transplantation. We      •   Identifies, promotes, and supports Organ and               transplant recipient athletes, their families                    K I have enclosed a personal cheque made payable to:
  have a Speaker’s Bureau in each region in Canada. Contact                Tissue Donor Awareness events across Canada                                                                                  Canadian Transplant Association.
                                                                                                                                     and supporters to celebrate the gift of life,
  us at our website or toll free number if you have a request.         •   Provides a one year complimentary membership              in competition and camaraderie. This event
                                                                                                                                                                                                         This form can be completed on-line, on our secure site at:
                                                                           to qualifying organ transplant recipients                 was credited for contributing to the increase           (Click on Membership/Donation)
  Contact us by phone or email for further                             •   Save lives by educating others and demonstrating          in organ donation in the region!                                  Or mail to: Canadian Transplant Association, c/o Neil Folkins -

  information on how you can help support the CTA.                         the success of organ and tissue donation!
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Membership Director, 11649 St. Albert Trail, NW, AB T5M 3L6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 * A tax receipt will be issued for the full amount.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Registered charitable number 13181 5862 RR001