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Tissue donation

Organs: lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, pancreas; Tissues: Eye tissue, skin, heart valves, bone, tendons, veins, ligaments.Many people need tissue grafts because of various diseases and health issues. Tissue grafts can considerably improve their state of health.

Bone, skin, heart valves, tendons, and corneas are the main types of tissues used for grafts. A single donor can provide tissues to 20 other people.

Héma-Québec Ce lien ouvrira une nouvelle fenêtre. is responsible for recovering, processing, and distributing human tissue as well as for managing a tissue bank for Québec.

Go to the Providing consent section to find out how to become a tissue or organ donor.

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You can only donate certain organs and tissues. When telling your family about your decision to donate organs and tissues upon your death, it's important to mention any restrictions that you might have about certain organs or tissues. Upon your death, your family will have to sign a form authorizing the removal of organs and tissues.

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