Organ Donor Register
Australian Organ Donor Register
Recording your decision on the Australian Organ Donor Register is voluntary and you have complete choice over which organs or tissue you wish to donate. You must be 16 years or older to register.
The Donor Register lets authorised medical staff who have permission from the Australian Government, check your donation decision anywhere in Australia, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They can then give that information to your family if you die.
Family consent is always needed before donation can go ahead, so remember to discuss your decision with your family and those close to you.
Record number of organ donors in 2011
Organ Donations reach highest level in Australian History. More than 1000 lives were saved or significantly improved due to a record number of organ donors in 2011 but Australia still lags behind the world’s leading countries for transplants. Australia and New Zealand Organ Donation Registry (ANZOD) chair Professor Graeme Russ said it was the highest annual total of deceased organ donors and transplant recipients in Australia’s history.But Australia’s per capita donor rate remains one of the poorest among developed nations. In comparison with The Netherlands, were approximately 5,6 million of its citizens are registered (19 million).
To register for organ donation please click on: organ donation register