Sure, you might have it on your drivers licence because you ticked the little box when filling out the forms. But have you discussed your decision with your loved ones – the ones that when the time comes, will be required to give the all clear?
It can be a sensitive issue, but it’s one that shouldn’t be ignored. There are a lot of myths surrounding organ donation, one in particular is that your religion doesn’t allow it.
Donate life recently launched the video Reaching Out – aimed at the Australians of Muslim faith in their decision-making and family discussions about organ and tissue donation.
Angus Randall spoke to CEO of the Australian Organ and Tissue Authority, Yael Cass, to find out more.
Reaching Out Video: