Are you willing to save a life?


Organ & tissue donation facts

  • One organ and tissue donor can save up to 10 lives and improve the lives of many more.
  • Australia is a world leader for successful transplant outcomes, yet has one of the lowest donation rates in the developed world.
  • Around 1600 people are on Australian organ transplant waiting lists.
  • On average, people on the transplant list can wait between 6 months and 4 years.


Organ donation is something I feel very strongly about. I hope and pray that no one in my family ever requires an organ donor. But in saying that I can also only hope and pray that if they ever do there is a compatible donor available to them thanks to some generous family donating a loved ones organs.

Donating my organs is something I didn't even need to think twice about. It was a no brainer for me. I do understand that not everyone finds the decision an easy one to make.

For me I think of our first born who has a congenital heart condition and I thank god he didn't require a donor heart, and fingers crossed never will!  

That thought is what makes me 110% certain that I would like to save a life if possible if something were to happen to me.  To ease a families suffering and  hopefully extend someone's life expectancy.


Are you an organ donor? Have you spoke to your family about your decision?


Comments

Unknown said…
I sometimes but a note in their lunches.. should do it more often Miss M loves getting them.. going to put one in now! :)
xxx said…
Just found your blog, so "hi"... It's fab...

I also feel strongly about organ donation, and yes, I'm on the register here in the UK... I often argue with my husband about it because he doesn't like the thought of me, or someone he loves, being 'cut-up' after death... It's funny how people see things differently - I see it as giving something positive from an awful situation. xx
Hi Hannah! Thanks for following :)