Organ and Tissue Authority

DonateLife Week 29 July - 5 August

Article Date: 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

DonateLife Week 29 July – 5 August, is around the corner and we are seeking your support to help us raise awareness and increase the number of Australians registered to be organ and tissue donors.

Each and every person in Australia has a chance to make a real difference in the life of someone who is waiting for an organ or tissue transplant. At DonateLife, we believe all Australians have a responsibility to the community where we live and work, to register to become an organ or tissue donor or spark positive change by talking about donation and sharing your views with your family and friends.

Registering to be a donor directly influences consent rates, with 90 per cent of families agreeing to donation proceeding when their loved one is registered. This drops to 40 per cent when the family is unaware of their loved one’s donation decision. Knowing what their loved one wanted brings comfort to families at a very difficult time.

There are many ways you can support DonateLife Week 2018.  Download the DonateLife Week Supporter Kit which includes information about the national campaign and how to get involved. Support the DonateLife Week campaign online by sharing information about donation through social media using the campaign hashtags  #donatelife  #endthewait and  #makeitcount.

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