A recent study has shown that 43 per cent of Ontario doctors have registered consent to donate their organs, as compared to only 24 per cent of the general population. Only when a life cannot be saved is the opportunity for organ and tissue donation brought up. One organ donor can save up to 8 lives and enhance the lives of up to 75 others through tissue donation. You can register consent or check your registration status at www.beadonor.ca. You can withdraw or change your donation decision at any time. The doctors are aware of the need for donor organs and that donor registration saves lives. Almost all families consent to donation when their loved ones are registered.