ORGAN DONATION – THE FACTS

  • One organ and tissue donor can transform the lives of 10 or more people.
  • Australia is a world leader for successful transplant outcomes.
  • Around 1,500 people are on Australian organ transplant waiting lists at any one time.
  • To lift donation rates the Australian Government, with State and Territory Governments, has implemented a national reform programme, ‘A World’s Best Practice Approach to Organ and Tissue Donation for Transplantation’.
  • The Australian Government funds dedicated doctors and nurses in 72 hospitals to work specifically on organ and tissue donation. These positions are part of the national DonateLife Network which also includes State Medical Directors, Organ Donor Coordinators and Donor Family Support Coordinators.
  • In 2014, 1,117 Australians received an organ transplant as a result of the generosity of 378 organ donors whose families agreed to donation at the time of their loved one’s death.
  • Complementing the significant progress made in the clinical sector, Australia needs more active engagement and awareness within the community to increase Australia’s family consent rate.
  • The Australian Government’s national reform programme includes actions to increase clinical capacity and capability and to increase community engagement and awareness in relation to organ and tissue donation. In Australia the family will always be asked to confirm the donation decision of the deceased before donation can proceed.

Did you know…?

  • Australia is a world leader for successful transplant outcomes. In 2014, 378 organ donors gave 1,117 transplant recipients a new chance in life.
  • Australia’s 2014 donation outcomes represent a 53% increase over the 2009 outcomes, the year the DonateLife Network was established.
  • In 2014, Australia’s donation rate was 16.1 deceased donors per million population (dpmp), a 41% increase over 11.4 dpmp in 2009.
  • More than 60% of families give consent for organ and tissue donation to proceed.
  • Around 1,500 people are on Australian organ transplant waiting lists at any one time.
  • On average, people on the transplant list must wait between six months and four years.
  • The most important thing that helps a family’s decision is their knowing the donation decision of their loved one.

‘If you’d say YES to a life-saving transplant….have you said YES to becoming an organ and tissue donor?’

Visit DonateLife for more information

ORGAN DONATION THE FACTS

  • One organ and tissue donor can transform the lives of 10 or more people.
  • Australia is a world leader for successful transplant outcomes.
  • Around 1,500 people are on Australian organ transplant waiting lists at any one time.
  • To lift donation rates the Australian Government, with State and Territory Governments, has implemented a national reform programme, ‘A World’s Best Practice Approach to Organ and Tissue Donation for Transplantation’.
  • The Australian Government funds dedicated doctors and nurses in 72 hospitals to work specifically on organ and tissue donation. These positions are part of the national DonateLife Network which also includes State Medical Directors, Organ Donor Coordinators and Donor Family Support Coordinators.
  • In 2014, 1,117 Australians received an organ transplant as a result of the generosity of 378 organ donors whose families agreed to donation at the time of their loved one’s death.
  • Complementing the significant progress made in the clinical sector, Australia needs more active engagement and awareness within the community to increase Australia’s family consent rate.
  • The Australian Government’s national reform programme includes actions to increase clinical capacity and capability and to increase community engagement and awareness in relation to organ and tissue donation. In Australia the family will always be asked to confirm the donation decision of the deceased before donation can proceed.

Did you know…?

  • Australia is a world leader for successful transplant outcomes. In 2014, 378 organ donors gave 1,117 transplant recipients a new chance in life.
  • Australia’s 2014 donation outcomes represent a 53% increase over the 2009 outcomes, the year the DonateLife Network was established.
  • In 2014, Australia’s donation rate was 16.1 deceased donors per million population (dpmp), a 41% increase over 11.4 dpmp in 2009.
  • More than 60% of families give consent for organ and tissue donation to proceed.
  • Around 1,500 people are on Australian organ transplant waiting lists at any one time.
  • On average, people on the transplant list must wait between six months and four years.
  • The most important thing that helps a family’s decision is their knowing the donation decision of their loved one.

‘If you’d say YES to a life-saving transplant….have you said YES to becoming an organ and tissue donor?’

Visit DonateLife for more information