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Why is Organ and Tissue Donation important?
One organ and tissue donor can save the lives of up to 10 people and transform the lives of many more.
With around 1,400 Australians waiting for a life-saving transplant, and a further 12,000 people on dialysis, the generous act of organ and tissue donation has a far reaching effect, changing the lives of both transplant recipients and their families.
For those waiting for a transplant, organ and tissue donation can mean the difference between life and death, being healthy and sick, between seeing and being blind, or between being active and never walking again.
It enables people to resume an active life in their family, their workplace, their school and their community.
The driver's licence system was dropped by WA in 2004. The state-collected registration data was then transferred to a national Australian Organ Donor Register (AODR) as registrations of "intent".
Why is it important to join the Australian Organ Donor Register?
Registration of donation decisions has a direct influence on our donation rates. Nine in ten families agree to donation proceeding when the deceased is a registered organ donor. This drops to just five in ten families when the deceased is not registered and the family has no prior knowledge of their loved one's wishes.
While 81% of Australians believe that registration is important, only 34% of those aged 16 years+ have joined the Donor Register.
To optimise every opportunity to save lives, we are calling on Australians to join the Australian Organ Donor Register (AODR) and to discuss their donation decision with loved ones.
Our message is simple:
Make your donation decision count. Register today to save lives.
Western Australian Road Safety Education Committee (WARSEC)
The Department of Transport is a member of Western Australian Road Safety Education Committee (WARSEC), a multi-agency committee convened by School Drug Education and Road Aware (SDERA) with the aim of advancing safe road use and road safety education for young people in Western Australia.
The Department contributes to Directions, a biennial Road Safety Education Plan produced by WARSEC to document initiatives of each of the member agencies, individually and collaboratively, making contributions and real improvements to the Western Australian Towards Zero Road Safety Strategy 2008-2020.
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