Organ and Tissue Authority

If I am a registered donor, doctors won’t try as hard to save my life

Fact Summary: 
The doctor’s first priority is always to save your life.
Fact Points: 
  • Saving your life is the absolute priority of medical staff – health staff, doctors and nurses work incredibly hard to save people’s lives.
  • Organ and tissue donation is only considered when the person has died or death is inevitable, at which time the Australian Organ Donor Register is checked and the family is asked to confirm their loved one’s donation decision.
  • One organ and tissue donor can save and transform the lives of many.
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