Registering on the Australian Organ Donor Register is important because it leaves your family in no doubt of your decision to become a donor.
Registration matters. In 2016, 88 per cent of families agreed to donation proceeding where their family member was a register donor. This drops to just 52 per cent if the deceased was not registered and the family had no prior knowledge of their wishes.
More than 1400 Australians are waiting at any one time for a life-saving transplant. One organ and tissue donor can save and transform the lives of many.
If you’re willing to one day save lives as an organ and tissue donor today, register your donation decision online today.
It’s also important to share your donation decision with your family and to ask and know their decisions.
Attached to this newsletter s an Australian Organ Donor Register form for new registration, change or removal of donation details or registration can be done online at donorregister.gov.au
This is from Australian Government Organ and Tissue Authority website.