Organ and Tissue Donation

Updating Organ and Tissue Donation Preferences and Removal from Registry

Last modified: 
Mon, 07/13/2020 - 11:18

Can I change which of my organs / tissues I wish to donate?

  • Yes. Any changes to the organs / tissues you wish to donate can be made by resubmitting on an Organ and Tissue Donation Consent Form.
  • Download the consent form or call the Office of the System Navigator at 1-855-846-9601.

  • You can drop the revised Form off at your local health centre, email it to otdonation@gov.nt.ca, or you can mail it directly to:

Health Services Administration Office
Department of Health and Social Services
Government of the Northwest Territories
Bag #9
Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0

  • It is important to know changes are not effective immediately. It may take several weeks before your information is updated in the Alberta Organ and Tissue Donation Registry. This is one more reason why it is important to discuss your organ and tissue donation wishes directly with your family.
  • You will not be notified when your changes are made in the Registry. However, if there is an issue with your form that prevents the Department of Health and Social Services from sharing it with Alberta (incomplete information, for example), the Department will contact you.
  • If you have any questions or concerns about updating your donation preferences, please feel free to call the Office of the System Navigator at 1-855-846-9601.

Can I withdraw my consent to be included in the Registry?

  • Yes. You can be removed from the Registry by resubmitting the Organ and Tissue Donation Consent Form and checking the appropriate box.
  • Download the consent form or call the Office of the System Navigator at 1-855-846-9601.

  • You can drop the revised Form off at your local health centre, email it to otdonation@gov.nt.ca, or you can mail it directly to:

Health Services Administration Office
Department of Health and Social Services
Government of the Northwest Territories
Bag #9
Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0

  • It is important to know changes are not effective immediately. It may take several weeks before you are removed from the Alberta Organ and Tissue Donation Registry. This is one more reason why it is important to discuss your organ and tissue donation wishes directly with your family.
  • You will not be notified when you are removed from the Registry. However, if there is an issue with your form that prevents the Department of Health and Social Services from sharing it with Alberta (incomplete information, for example), the Department will contact you.
  • If you have any questions or concerns about withdrawing your consent for donation, please feel free to call the Office of the System Navigator at 1-855-846-9601.

If I change my name, how do I change my donation consent?

  • You will need to update the name associated with your health care card before updating your organ and tissue donation consent information.
  • Updating your health care card can be done by contacting the Health Services Administration division at (867) 777-7400.   
  • Once you have updated the name on your health care card, you will need to fill in a new Organ and Tissue Donation Consent Form with your new name.