DonateLife are holding a Great Registration Race this DonateLife Week to encourage 100,000 more Australians to sign on as registered organ and tissue donors until the end of August.
One in three Australians are registered donors despite almost 70 per cent of Australians believing that registering for organ and tissue donation is important.
However, organ donation is a rare event. Only around 2 per cent of people who die in Australian hospitals meet the criteria required to be an organ donor. That’s almost 1,300 lives.
My family have had the discussion and have all nominated as donors. It takes less than one minute, but the most important thing is that people know your wish.
You can register as an organ and tissue donor here: