Accelerating Growth in Organ and Tissue Donation for Transplantation

From 31 March 2016 you will be able to register consent for the Australian Organ Donor Register using the Medicare Express Plus app or myGov.

This Budget measure is not subject to the passage of legislation.

Description of the measure

From 31 March 2016 you will be able to register consent for the Australian Organ Donor Register using the Medicare Express Plus app or myGov. This measure will not remove the options for individuals to register by paper.

The electronic registration of consent will allow you to:

  • register consent
  • register intent (16-17 year olds only)
  • change your donation decisions
  • view your details
  • remove your registration
  • request a new donor card

Questions and answers

Who is affected by this measure

Individuals aged 16 and over who wish to register on the Australian Organ Donor Register.

Who is eligible for this measure

Individuals aged 16 years and over who are eligible for Medicare.

The date this measure will start and finish

This measure will start on 31 March 2016 and ends 30 June 2017.

Page last updated: 15 March 2016

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