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DonateLife Week 2018

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During DonateLife Week 2018 (Sunday 29 July - Sunday 5 August) DonateLife invites all Australians to make their decision count by joining the Australian Organ Donor Register and sharing their views with family and friends.

Kidney Health Australia is proud to be part of DonateLife Week 2018. Organ and tissue donation gives recipients a second chance at life.

Registration is quick and easy to do online. It takes less than a minute and is important because it leaves your family in no doubt of your wish to be an organ and tissue donor. Registration has a direct influence on consent rates with nine in ten families saying yes to donation when their loved one was registered, so it’s important to register and discuss your views.”

Since 2009, more than 10,000 Australians have had their lives saved as a result of a transplant. In 2017, 1,675 lives were saved through the generosity of 510 deceased organ donors and their families and 273 living donors. Today around 1,400 Australians and their families are waiting for the call that a life-saving organ has become available. They are counting on the generosity of a donor, and their family, willing to give the gift of life. 

DonateLife Week is led by the Organ and Tissue Authority as part of the national DonateLife campaign and is supported by community events and activities across Australia. To join the Australian Organ Donor Register, or for more information visit donatelife.gov.au

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