Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS - Aaron Cor­lett

COMO Am­cal Phar­macy has in­tro­duced a touch­screen that peo­ple can use to reg­is­ter as or­gan donors.

The touch­screen is the first of its kind and was launched by Fed­eral Aged Care and Indige­nous Health Min­is­ter Ken Wy­att on July 13 along­side peo­ple who have ben­e­fited from or­gan do­na­tion or had fam­ily who had do­nated or­gans.

It is hoped the tech­nol­ogy will make it more con­ve­nient and quicker for peo­ple to sign up as donors.

Phar­macy part­ner and pro­pri­etor Paul Tonz said the in­tro­duc­tion of the touch­screen came as he wanted to im­prove or­gan do­na­tion num­bers.

“I’m hop­ing to raise aware­ness of or­gan do­na­tion and we had the touch­screen from a pre­vi­ous health cam­paign, so I’m hop­ing to get the word out there,” he said.

“If we can have a good num­ber of peo­ple sign­ing up then it’s some­thing that could spread through WA and Aus­tralia. Ini­tially we will have it up for one month through Do­nate Life Week but we could have it longer.”

The launch of the touch­screen comes as the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment un­veiled a new on­line donor reg­is­tra­tion process.

As part of the cam­paign, the AFL and AFLW will con­trib­ute by get­ting mes­sages about or­gan do­na­tion out to the com­mu­nity.

Visit­ au to see the new on­line reg­is­tra­tion form and for more in­for­ma­tion.

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