Premiere of Victoria
Today is DonateLife Thank You Day, an opportunity to say ‘thanks’ to the hundreds of Victorians who donated their organs and tissues after their deaths.
Victorians are the most generous in the country for donating their organs.
Last year, 117 Victorians donated 369 organs – 202 kidneys, 64 livers, 53 lungs, 31 hearts, 13 pancreases, 1 heart-lung and 5 pancreas islets.
These donations helped 352 Australians to receive a life-changing organ transplant last year, an increase of 23 per cent on 2013.
With over 1600 Australians on organ transplant waiting lists at any one time, the Andrews Labor Government urges Victorians to register as donors and ensure their family knows their wishes. Continue reading