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Published on 29 March 2021
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Transcript
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Ever thought of donating an organ?
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Here's why you should
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By choosing to donate your organs after death you could save at least 8 peoples lives
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Around 17 people die each day waiting for an organ transplant
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As of February 2021, more than 107, 000 men, women and children are on the wait list for organ transplants
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Most people have to wait for 5-10 years before they can get their transplant
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Liver and kidney disease kill more than 120, 000 people per year
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In 2020 1,270 lives were saved from organ donors in Australia
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What do I do to become an organ donor?
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Becoming and organ donor is simple. All you have to do is be over 18 and fill out a simple form.
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You should talk to your family and friends before you decide to become an organ donor
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What is organ and tissue donation?
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Organ donation is a lifesaving act of giving someone in desperate need, an organ that you can live without
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It does not cost to donate- if you do donate any organ or tissue you and your family will not have to pay any medical fee
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More than 50% of organ and tissue transplants are sucsessful and result in patients living longer and healthier lives
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Only around 70% of Australians choose to donate their organs after death.
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Lets make it 100!