Donate Life Week (28 July – 4 August) creates awareness about organ and tissue donations. It also encourages Australians to register their donation decision and to discuss their decisions with their loved ones.
Only one in three Australians have joined the Australian Organ Donor Register, even though 81% believe registration of donation decisions is important.
9 in 10 families agree to a donation proceeding when the deceased is a registered organ donor. This drops to just 52% where the deceased was not registered and the family had no prior knowledge.
Today, more than 1,400 Australians are on wait lists for a life-saving or life-transforming transplant.
If you are willing to one day save lives by becoming an organ and tissue donor, please register and discuss your decision with your family and friends.
To register visit The Organ and Tissue Authority