Calling organ donors nation-wide

Farm Weekly | Colons Bettles

FEDERAL Rural Health Minister Fiona Nash has called on all Australians including those in regional areas to speak to their family about becoming organ donors.

The NSW Nationals Senator – who lives on a family sheep and grain farming operation at Young - made the plea as she released details of an independent review of the Implementation of the National Reform Agenda on Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation, today in Canberra.

“Our donors are heroes and they need to be recognised as that,” she said.

“We also need to recognise the extraordinary work that our doctors and nurses do in incredibly difficult circumstances.

“We all need to work together to improve the organ donation rates – and save more lives.

“It’s about awareness – we need people to have the conversation and discuss organ donation.” Continue reading