Time to reg­is­ter do­na­tion de­ci­sion

Isis Town and Country - - News Welcome -

MEM­BER for Hin­kler Keith Pitt en­cour­ages res­i­dents to put their good in­ten­tions about or­gan do­na­tion into ef­fect by reg­is­ter­ing on­line dur­ing DonateLife Week (Sun­day, July 31 to Sun­day, Au­gust 7).

Mr Pitt said the ma­jor­ity of Aus­tralians sup­ported or­gan and tis­sue do­na­tion, with 69% of Aus­tralians say­ing they were will­ing to be­come or­gan and tis­sue donors, yet only 33% of adults had joined the na­tional reg­is­ter.

“Many have not reg­is­tered be­cause they haven’t made time or are un­sure about how to reg­is­ter,” Mr Pitt said.

“Dur­ing DonateLife Week this year, res­i­dents are be­ing asked to make the time to reg­is­ter on­line and to share their de­ci­sion with fam­ily and friends.

“Reg­is­tra­tion is im­por­tant be­cause it leaves your fam­ily in no doubt of your de­ci­sion to save lives.”

To reg­is­ter on­line to save lives all you need to do is visit www.donatelife.gov.au.

In­creas­ing rates of or­gan do­na­tion en­abled a record 707 Aus­tralians to re­ceive life­sav­ing trans­plants in the first six months of this year.

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