Organ and Tissue Procurement Program
The New Brunswick Organ and Tissue Procurement Program is part of the Hospital Services branch.
Anyone can donate his or her organs and tissues. The medical suitability of organs and tissues is determined after a donor's death. Although there are age restrictions for certain organs and tissues, age does not stand in the way of your commitment to be a donor. Parents or guardians must give consent for organ and tissue donations for children under nineteen years of age.
The New Brunswick Organ & Tissue Procurement Program is responsible for coordinating retrieval of organs from all New Brunswick donors and the placement of these organs with Canadian transplant programs. The Program is mandated to develop and maintain a coordinated New Brunswick retrieval system. The New Brunswick Human Tissue Gift Act (2005) states that all hospital deaths are to be considered as possible donors.
New Brunswickers can register their wishes about organ and tissue donation in the New Brunswick Medicare database when they renew their New Brunswick Medicare card or by calling the Service New Brunswick (SNB) toll free number at 1-888-762-8600 or dial 506-684-7901 if you reside in Dalhousie.
Additional information can be obtained by contacting the New Brunswick Organ & Tissue Procurement Program.