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Organ and Tissue Donation

15/06/2017
Organ and Tissue Donation
 
If you'd say yes to a life-saving transplant....have you said yes to becoming an organ and tissue donor?
 
The Year 12 Health class delivered an emotional Organ Donation campaign to the year 11 and 12 cohort this week to promote student awareness of organ and tissue donation.
Have you had the conversation?
It is important to know that in Australia the family of every potential donor will be asked to confirm the donation decision of their loved one before organ and tissue donation for transplantation can proceed.
Some families have discussed organ and tissue donation and may already know their loved one's donation decisions. Other families who have not discussed donation will also need to make a decision about whether their loved one will become a donor.
Show Support
Show your support by joining the #endthewait campaign today. Are you on the Australian Organ Donor Register? Share your decision on social media, and challenge others to register and share their decision.
 
To register, visit http://www.donatelife.gov.au/decide. At the age of 16 students can register their intent to donate. Register today. #donatelife
Some Facts
Organ and tissue donation involves removing organs and tissues from someone who has died (a donor) and transplanting them into someone who, in many cases, is very ill or dying (a recipient).
·         Organs that can be transplanted include the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, intestine and pancreas.
·         Tissues that can be transplanted include heart valves and other heart tissue, bone, tendons, ligaments, skin and parts of the eye, such as the cornea and sclera.
The Organ and Tissue Authority (OTA) works with states and territories, clinicians and the community sector to deliver the Australian Government’s national reform programme to improve organ and tissue donation and transplantation outcomes in Australia.
If you would like to discover, decide and discuss more on organ and tissue donation please visit http://www.donatelife.gov.au/.