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This Valentine’s Day make a date… to discuss organ and tissue donation

Be generous and follow your heart this Valentine’s Day. As an organ and tissue donor, you could save the lives of up to 10 people. That beats a box of chocolates any day.

Did you know that more than 1,400 Australians are waiting for a life-saving or life-transforming transplant?

Last year, a record 1,713 Australians received a lifesaving transplant through the generosity of 503 deceased organ donors and their families who agreed to donation.

If you’re willing to save lives by becoming an organ and tissue donor, you need to register and discuss your decision with your family and friends.

Registration is important – nine in ten families agree to donation proceeding when their loved one was a registered donor. This drops to just five in ten when their loved one wasn’t registered and the family had no prior knowledge.

Registration of your donation decision leaves your family in no doubt of your decision.

DonateLife has a range of tools and resources to help you discover the facts about organ donation in Australia, and how to make a decision.

The below video is a good introduction to organ and tissue donation.

You can view and share this video in your home, workplace and community.

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