It's DonateLife Week

Did you know that one organ and tissue donor can help save the lives of 10 people? Monday is the beginning of DonateLife Week, and I urge you to talk to your friends and family about this important issue.

Even if you have decided to become an organ or tissue donor, your family must still give consent for a donation to go ahead. That's why it's so important you make sure they understand your wishes.

In 2013, there were only 391 organ donors in Australia but there are around 1600 people on the Australian Organ Transplant waiting lists.

People from all backgrounds and of all ages can become donors. There are only a few medical conditions that may prevent you from being a donor, such as transmissible diseases.

To find out more about how you can help save the lives of others, visit www.donatelife.gov.au

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