Did you know this week, in Australia, is Organ Donation Awareness Week?
Yep, well it is, and its a good reminder for us to chat to our loved ones about what our wishes regarding organ and tissue donation might be. Have you thought about this? Not the prettiest of things to think about I know.
Did you know in 2009, less than half the demand for organs was able to be met*?
Did you also know that in 2009, 247 organ donors gave 799 Australians a new chance in life*?! Pretty amazing huh.
As at 4 January 2010, 1,310 people in Australia are waiting for a kidney transplant.* One of those people is my older brother. So yep, this subject is a close to home for my family. Luckily we are part of the lucky half and just last week found out after many, many months of tests my Dad will be able to give one of his kidneys to my brother. YAY! Still a long road ahead but yay all the same.
You can read a little about the two of them over here if you like.
To sign up to go on the Australian Organ Donor Register head over here.
• sourced from here
Posted by Evie