You can help save a life, it only takes a minute
31 July 2019
We’re calling out to all Australians to register to be an organ and tissue donor.
It’s DonateLife Week and the perfect time to register on the Australian Organ Donor Register to help save a life.
There are currently 1,400 Australians on a waitlist for a life saving transplant. A further 11,000 people are on dialysis. Registering to donate helps make a diffence as organ transplants have saved 11,000 lives since 2009.
We want everyone to talk about organ and tissue donation. Almost everyone can donate, there’s no age limit on the donation of some organs and tissues.
You shouldn’t assume you’re too young, too old or not healthy enough to become a donor. They consider your age and medical history when you register.
You can also help spread the word by encouraging other people to register. They can be a colleague, neighbour, teammate or other relatives. Remember, your family needs to know your wishes to be a donor. In Australia it’s up to them to give final permission.
Many Australians believe it’s important to be an organ and tissue donor. But only a few take the necessary steps to register. Follow the steps below to help change this.
How to register
You can register on the Australian Organ Donor Register. Do this online using either:
- your Medicare online account through myGov
- the Express Plus Medicare mobile app
- the online form on the DonateLife website.
Read more about organ and tissue donation at the DonateLife website.
Page last updated: 31 July 2019