DonateLife Week

29 Jul 16

DonateLife Week
Sunday 31 July – Sunday 7 August 2016

PAUL TURNER (1977-1982) is a liver recipient through the Australian organ donation program. He is also the Community Engagement Officer of Transplant Australia in WA.

Paul is proud to be part of DonateLife Week 2016, supporting greater awareness of the importance of - and ways to register donation decisions on the National Register. He will be promoting the importance of registering your donation decision - and of the need to share your donation decision with family and friends.


Paul said, “Joining the National Register is important because it leaves your family in no doubt of your decision to save lives as an organ and tissue donor.


With one organ and tissue donor able to transform the lives of 10 or more people, DonateLife Week is a great time for us all to join the Register online and have a chat with our loved ones. These two simple steps could one day save lives.”  


Organ donation is a unique gift. Only around 1% of all hospital deaths are in the specific circumstances where organ donation is possible (around 1,000 deaths in 2015). Many more can become eye and tissue donors as tissues can be donated up to 24 hours after death, regardless of where death occurred.


“Even if you have previously made a decision about organ and tissue donation, DonateLife Week is a great opportunity to remind your family about your donation decision, and to ask and know their decision. Last year, 1,241 Australian lives were transformed through the generosity of 435 deceased organ donors and their families who agreed to donation 





Join the Australian Organ Donor Register online today, and discuss your decision with your family and friends.


DonateLife Week is led by the Organ and Tissue Authority as part of the national DonateLife campaign and supported by community events and activities across Australia.


How to Register?

• You can register online, or update your existing AODR record, via your myGov Medicare online    account – or download the Express Plus Medicare mobile app – no paperwork needed!

• You can also register online or download a registration form at 

• If you previously registered your donation decision when applying for or renewing a driver’s        licence, you need to join the AODR via your myGov Medicare online account to make sure        you have a current record of your decision (only people in South Australia can register on the    AODR via their driver’s licence registry).


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