Giving the gift of life in Canberra
Thanks to the generosity of 20 organ donors and their families, 59 people received life saving organ transplants in the ACT last year.
It was the highest recorded donation rate per million people in Australia in 2016.
We know that more people agree to organ donation when their loved one is a registered donor. So it's important to have the conversation about organ donation with your family.
Local organisation Gift of Life Inc raises awareness about organ and tissue donation in Canberra. A funding boost from the ACT Government in 2017 will ensure it can continue it’s important work.
Have the chat that saves lives and register your organ donation decision at donatelife.gov.au/decide
Photo: Heart transplant recipient, Tim Lamberton.