Working together to save
and enhance lives

TGLN helps to save and enhance lives by maximizing organ and tissue
donations for transplantation in partnership with stakeholders.

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Healthcare Professionals
Healthcare Professionals and Hospitals
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Donor
Families
Donor Families
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Community
Individuals in the community
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Transplantation
Recipients
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Healthcare Professionals and Hospitals
Healthcare Professionals
Healthcare Professionals and Hospitals play a key role in helping TGLN be an effective leader in managing Ontario’s organ and tissue donation and transplantation. There are 50 hospitals across the province that secure organ/tissue donation as part of end-of-life care; provide organ and tissue donation best practices; and maximize organ and tissue donations for transplantation.
Donor Families
Donor Families
Working with TGLN, Donor Families receive many different kinds of support. It begins from the time that consent is granted for up to 18 months. This can include access to information materials, donor recognition events and other support measures.
In the Community
In the Community
Individuals in the Community are critical to the promotion and public awareness efforts regarding the need to register as an organ and tissue donor. TGLN works with community volunteers and various organizations to provide the necessary information and support.
Transplantation
Transplantation
Preparations for a transplant often begin long before the surgery to replace the damaged or diseased organ. A coordinated effort by transplant surgeons, coordinators, social workers, psychologists, the patient and donor family, among many others, is vital to ensure a successful surgery.

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Organ donation from one individual can help up to 8 others. Tissue donation from one individual can help up to 75 others.

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TGLN 3-year Strategic Priorities

2012-2015

In 2010, Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN) established a three-year strategic plan to support the efforts to plan, promote, coordinate and support organ and tissue donation and transplantation across Ontario. Below lists the three top priorities.

Sustainable Transplant Increase Donor Performance Increase Donor Registration


Develop a sustainable end-to-end transplant system and continually strive to improve the dimensions of quality, safety, effectiveness, access, patient centered and integrated care - all to enable better patient outcomes.

Year 1


Reporting of transplant volumes, transplant opportunity acceptances and declines, and provincial wait-time information to transplant hospitals, Local Health Integration Networks and  the Ministry.

Year 2


Reporting patient outcomes by site to transplant hospitals, LHINS and the Ministry.

Year 3


Public reporting of performance improvement plans by all transplant hospitals, aligned with Ontario's Excellent Care for All Act.


Significantly increase the donation performance
of Greater Toronto Area hospitals.

Increase conversion rate of Tier 1 hospitals to 64% by end of 2015; an increase of 30%

Conversion Rate

Increase deceased organ donor numbers from GTA hospitals to 128 donors by end of 2015; an increase of 32%

Organ Donors

Increase tissue donor numbers to 1250 donors by end of 2015; an increase of 100%

Tissue Donors

 


Significantly increase registered donors
in the inner Greater Toronto Area.

 

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Reach 1,000,000 registered donors in the inner GTA by end of 2015; an increase of 89% (bring donor registration rate in the inner GTA to the March 31, 2012 provincial average of 21%).



If you are interested in learning more about TGLN's progress in relation to these priorities,
please see 2011-2012 Highlights Report

Ronnie Gavasie

"We must continue to work together as a single, integrated system to provide the most appropriate and safest system for organ and tissue transplantation."

Meet Our Board and CEO

Ronnie Gavsie
President and Chief Executive Officer

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Trillium Gift of Life Network is Ontario’s organ and tissue donation and transplantation agency. With our partners – the Ontario government, our world renowned medical teams and scientific researchers, with our nurses, other healthcare professionals and volunteers – we work to increase organ and tissue donation across the province. One organ donor can save the life of up to eight people and through tissue donation, enhance the lives of 75 others.

Today, Ontario faces an urgent challenge. The number of people waiting for a lifesaving transplant exceeds the supply; one person on the waitlist dies every three days. Look through our website. Read the stories and see for yourself: organ and tissue donation saves and transforms lives.

I ask that every eligible person in Ontario register consent to be an organ and tissue donor and discuss that choice with your family. Working with Ontario’s world-class hospitals, we have the skills and the knowledge…but we need you. If you have not already registered your consent to organ and tissue donation, everything you need to make an informed decision is just a click away.

Click on beadonor.ca below. Register “Yes.” I have registered “yes” for you and your family. Please do it for me and mine.

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Rabbi Dr. Reuven P. Bulka (Chair)
Rabbi Dr. Reuven
P. Bulka (Chair)
Karen Belaire
Karen Belaire
Christine Clark Lafleur
Christine Clark Lafleur
Diane Craig
Diane Craig
Grant Hagerty
Grant Hagerty
Fazilah Hussain
Fazilah Hussain
Dr. Kenneth Pritzker
Dr. Kenneth Pritzker
Dr. Vivek Rao
Dr. Vivek Rao
James Martin Ritchie
James Martin Ritchie
Ross Parry
Ross Parry

Individual Donations:

RibbonCheques may be made payable to Trillium Gift of Life Network
and sent to: 

522 University Avenue,
Suite 900, Toronto, ON
M5G 1W7


An income tax receipt will be issued for all donations over $10.00 unless otherwise requested.

Online Donations:

CanadaHelpsOnline credit card and gift of securities donation can be made through CanadaHelps. Your donation will be forwarded to TGLN and an electronic income tax receipt will be issued by CanadaHelps.

Charitable Donations and Fundraising

Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN) is a registered Canadian charity (# 86838 0510 RR0001) and is pleased to accept charitable donations to help improve the organ and tissue donation system in Ontario.

Please note that we do not solicit donations nor participate in fundraising activities relating to organ and tissue donation.

Donation in Memoriam?


Donation in Memoriam?

If your donation is in memoriam and you would like an acknowledgment sent to the family, please provide the full name of the deceased and the family contact name and address. If you are donating online this information can be entered through CanadaHelps.

Funeral Homes

For general information or to obtain donation packages please contact Rosemary Travers at RTravers@giftoflife.on.ca.

 

Annual Report

In 2011-2012, Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN), in collaboration with its partners, moved forward with some exciting and successful initiatives to set new records and exceed benchmarks in saving and enhancing lives through organ and tissue donation and transplantation in Ontario.

A summary of this year's successes are available in the 2013-14 Highlights report.

 

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