Saturday, September 3, 2016

Canberrans need to be clear about organ donation

After being denied a lung transplant, Matt Taylor and wife Mallie will spending his remaining time travelling Australia and taking photographs of other people in need of donations to highlight the shortage. Photo: Elesa Kurtz


The harrowing story of Matt Taylor and the loss of his last chance to continue his life is another reminder of the importance of organ donation.

The news he received recently that the lungs he was hoping for would go to someone with a better chance of life, thus condemning him, would be a reason to give up for most people.

But he and wife Mallie's decision to travel the country and raise awareness of the issue in the little life he has left so others don't have to go through it is truly commendable.

The goal they are pursuing is one familiar to many campaigners in the organ donation space and that is not only to encourage more donations, but also to change the legislation to help that happen. Continue reading
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