Become an organ donor in record time

01-Aug-2017

Circular Head residents are encouraged to sign up as organ donors in record time, through the new online registration process.

 

Liberal Senator for Tasmania and registered organ donor Stephen Parry said it could save the lives of up to 10 people needing organ or tissue donation.

 

“Research shows that more than two-thirds of Australians are willing to become organ and tissue donors, but only one-third have taken the step of joining the Australian Organ Donor Register,” Senator Parry said.

 

“With around 1400 Australians currently waiting for a transplant, it’s important people from Sydney to Smithton considering joining the register.

 

“It’s as simple as using a computer or mobile device to sign up and of course sharing your decision with loved ones.

 

“Last year, 503 deceased and 267 living donors contributed to a record 1713 people receiving donated organs in Australia.”

 

Along with the new online registration form at www.donatelife.gov.au, Australians can still join the Australian Organ Donor Register online via the myGov, Medicare Express Plus and Department of Human Services websites, and by submitting printed forms.

 




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