Organ and tissue donation

Less than a minute of your time today can transform the lives of 10 or more people.

Right now, around 1,400 seriously ill Australians are waiting for organ transplants. For many, the generosity of an organ donor is their only chance for life.

Organ donation is a rare and precious opportunity, with just 1 – 2 % of deaths in hospitals taking place in the very specific circumstances that allow organ donation to take place.

In addition there are many folds more tissue transplants, that can save or significantly improve the quality of life, than there are organ transplants. As you do not need to die in hospital to be a tissue donor, there are many more opportunities for tissue donation.

Registering your donation decision is important because it leaves your family in no doubt of your decision to save lives as an organ and tissue donor.

3 ways to register:

Make sure you talk to your family about your choice.

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