24 Feb 2012
It’s “Donate Life Week” this week, and there’s a national campaign to enlist the help of the community to help save other people’s lives in the event of their own untimely passing. Being an organ donor is important to helping save lives, but there are often questions surrounding the processes and myths that accompany the subject.
Donate Life Week is not just about recruiting the public to become organ donors, it’s also about raising awareness and educating the public about misconceptions they may have about being a donor.
According to statistics stated on the Donate Life website, there are approximately 1,600 people on Australian donor waiting lists. Last year, 337 organ donors gave 1001 Australians a new chance at life and was the highest number of organ donors and transplant recipients since national records began.
If you’re not an organ donor and would like to be, or you have more questions you can check out the Donate Life website
or visit their facebook page
to ask questions of your own. If you’re already a donor, make sure you’ve discussed your wishes with your family and refer them to the website to find out more about what’s involved in donating your organs.