We're grateful to the transplant recipients, donors and donor families who have generously shared their stories about the powerful impact of organ donation. There are approximately 4,400 Canadians waiting for a lifesaving organ or tissue transplant. Not everyone in need of a vital organ receives a transplant. In fact, on average, 250 Canadians die each year waiting. Be sure to register your decision and tell your family. Bring hope to those who wait.