Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Organ and Tissue Donation Service NSW asks Hastings residents to have

MacQuarie Port News | Lisa Tisdell

Compassionate approach: Dr Kishore Sanghi, registered nurse Matt Cox, Organ and Tissue Donation Service NSW co-state medical director Dr Elena Cavazzoni and Port Macquarie Base Hospital intensive care unit nursing unit manager Patrick Regan with a simulation mannequin during the simulation exercise.

It is a difficult conversation but knowing a love one's organ and tissue donation wishes can help during a tragic time, an expert says.

Families with knowledge about each other's donation decisions are more likely to uphold them.

Organ and Tissue Donation Service NSW co-state medical director Dr Elena Cavazzoni encouraged people to ask themselves if they would want an organ transplant operation if needed.

She said: "If the questions is yes, would you be willing to be a donor?

"That changes slightly the frame.

"If you are willing to receive a donation, then maybe you're willing to donate."

Dr Cavazzoni encouraged people to discuss their wishes with family members. Continue reading

 

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