Time to register donation decision
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.