My hubby, myself and our children are all registered for donating our organs and tissue upon our deaths and it is this subject I wish to put into the spot light today. One of the most important decisions apart from deciding to donate is to tell your family. Even though you have decided and followed though with donating your organs, upon your passing it is the family who have the last say and they may well go against your belief if indeed you have never discussed and had a conversation and made your feelings and wishes known.
Today on Sunrise there was a story about a beautiful young lass who caught a cold/virus which travelled to her heart and did serious damage which resulted in her having to have an artificial heart and go on the heart donor waiting list.
This story and many many like it are just another reason to consider donating organs after passing. Donating organs and tissue after passing and donating blood or plasma while still alive are life saving actions and you just never know you may well be the one in need of this wonderful action one day.
REMEMBER though discuss with family and make your wishes crystal clear.
Thank you sooo much for reading and for your precious time. Cherz. x
Making the decision to become an organ and tissue donor – See more at: http://www.donatelife.gov.au/decide#sthash.yOTgrR1q.dpufPeople who need an organ transplant are usually very ill or dying because an organ is failing. People who need a tissue transplant can also be of any age. In some cases, tissue can save lives. More often, it greatly improves the recipient’s life.
One organ and tissue donor can transform the lives of 10 or more people. The determining factors are where and how a person dies, and the conditions of their organs and tissues. While your age and medical history will be considered, you shouldn’t assume you’re too young, too old or not healthy enough to become a donor.
The Australian Organ Donor Register
The Australian Organ Donor Register (the Donor Register) is the only national register for people to record their decision about becoming an organ and tissue donor for transplantation after death.
The Donor Register is administered by the Department of Human Services.
The Donor Register ensures a person’s donation decision can be verified 24 hours a day, seven days a week by authorised personnel anywhere in Australia. In the event of a person’s death, information about their donation decision, accessed from the Donor Register by authorised personnel can be provided to the family of the deceased.
Recording your decision on the Donor Register is voluntary and you have complete choice over which organs and tissues you wish to donate. If you don’t want to become an organ and tissue donor, you can register your decision not to donate on the Donor Register.
The Donor Register is not for registering decisions about donating organs and tissue for scientific research purposes or for the manufacture of biological medical products. For information regarding these processes, contact your local state health department.
Register your decision here
Download the DonateLife Brochure and AODR Registration Form (1.85 MB PDF)
– See more at: http://www.donatelife.gov.au/decide#sthash.yOTgrR1q.dpuf
Posted by cherz, 23rd November 2015