Legacy of Life

Organ and tissue donation are a vital part of high-quality end-of-life care and all health care professionals have an integral role in this process.

The Program

Organ and/or tissue donation are rare events. Most health care providers have limited experience with potential donors and their families. We are here to help support your clinical and educational needs. This subject guide offers some basic background information on organ and tissue donation.

If you have questions about organ donation, please contact us at LegacyofLife@nshealth.ca or call 902-473-5523.

If you have questions about tissue donation, please contact the Tissue Bank at 902-473-4171.

For more urgent inquiries or to make a referral call 902-473-2222:

  • For organ donation, ask to speak to the on-call Organ Donation Coordinator
  • For tissue donation, ask to speak to the on-call Tissue Bank Specialist

More information on donor identification can be found at Identification and Referral of Potential Donors.