Each time I switchon the news there’s a report of another horrific vehical accident, each day accidents happen leaving another body mamed and damaged. To some extent we’re lucky in this day and age as medicine and medical procedures are evolving, curing many diseases, more and more body parts including bone tissue, eyes, organs , limbs the list goes on, but without replacement parts these miricle or gifts of life are impossible. I worry there is not enough awareness surrounding organ and tissue donation. Every Australian family needs to discuss and know each others decision about organ and tissue donation. It’s a discussion that is difficult to have at the time of a loved ones death especially an unexpected tragerty so best to discuss the subject sooner than later as if the situation arrises your family or close friends will be asked to confirm or make a decision. It’s as simple as going to humanservices.gov.au/organdonor or call 1800777203, it costs you nothing but could be worth more than you’ll ever know to the person you help.
Posted by Amy Browne, 12th November 2013