Planning ahead

Organ and tissue donation

Organ or tissue transplantation could mean a second chance at life for people with serious or life-threatening illnesses.

Registering on the Australian Organ Donor Register shows a clear decision about your wishes. You need to register even if your driver's licence says you intend to be an organ donor.

There is no age limit on the donation of some organs and tissue.

Talk with your family about your decision so they know your intentions.


Related information

Other websites

Body Donation Program - Flinders University
Eye Bank of South Australia
Organ donation - Kidney Health Australia
DonateLife South Australia - Australian Government Organ and Tissue Authority


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Page last updated 26 May 2017

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