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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Movie targets organ donor rates

World News Australia | Lisa Lilberpriver

It is 'Donate Life' week this week, and the government hopes a powerful movie will help change minds in some communities whose cultural barriers have slowed down acceptance of organ donation.

Leaders from most religions in Australia have said there's no problem with organ donation, but the message is yet to reach many of their followers.

'The Last Race' tells the story of a dilemma faced by hundreds of Australian families each year.

Around 3,000 people die in Australia each week, but only six will donate their organs to save others.

One donor can save up to ten lives.

There are three main reasons people choose not to become organ donors.

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