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National Organ & Tissue Donation Awareness Week (NOTDAW)

Every year in April, BC Transplant focuses its efforts on raising awareness for organ donation around the province.
Each year, we dedicate the month of April 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 we invite you to have conversations about organ donation. 

The 2017 campaign

We'll once again be kicking off national awarenss week with a 48 hour registration drive. The blitz will begin on Monday, April 24 morning, and wrap up 48 hours later on Wednesday morning - April 26. 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.

From April 23-29, 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 #LightBCGreen.

  • April 24 - Vancouver: Science World, Canada Place, BC Place
  • April 24 - Coquitlam: Lafarge Lake Fountain
  • April 24 - Whistler: Fitzsimmons Creek Bridge
  • April 24 & 25 - Vancouver: Telus Garden and Harbour Centre
  • April 23-29 - Victoria: BC Legislature
  • April 23-29 - North Vancouver: District Hall
  • April 29 - Vancouver: Olympic Cauldron at Jack Poole Plaza


‎Our volunteers will be at blood donor clinics around the province raising awareness and encouraging visitors to register their decision. Here’s where we’ll be throughout the week:

  • April 23: Burnaby
  • April 24: Vancouver, Kelowna
  • April 25: Campbell River, Kamloops
  • April 26: Vancouver, Kamloops
  • April 27: Surrey, Kelowna, Coquitlam
  • April 28: Surrey, Vancouver
For more information, visit Canadian Blood Services' website.

We encourage you to share our stories on social media and check out three new videos on our YouTube channel that we’ll be rolling out over the next couple weeks. Be sure to use the hashtag #Register2Give and #BCTransplant.‎

Download our social media toolkit.


How you can help

Request a mini-campaign kit and raise awareness in your community or school. You can also take a look at our Workplace Campaign Toolkit to find out how you can hold a registration drive in your workplace.  

‎Send a message or an email to your circle of family and friends -- here is a sample you can use. 

Over coffee, at dinner, on social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter). Let's make organ donation a normal part of conversation! 

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