Donating

Become a Donor

How do I register to become an Organ Donor on the Australian Organ Donor Registry

Join the Australian Organ Donor Register, the national register administered by Medicare Australia.

 To join the register, go to www.medicare.gov.au or www.donorregister.gov.au, call 1800 777 203 or visit any Medicare office.

Only authorised medical/healthcare personnel involved in organ and tissue donation have access to the Australian Organ Donor Register, so your privacy is secure.

It's important to talk to your family about your decision to donate because donation will only proceed with their consent - regardless of whether you are registered.

About 40% of families don't consent to organ donation mostly because they did not know the wishes of their loved one


New Facebook Application

You can now indicate to family and friends  that you are a registered organ and tissue donor on your Facebook Timeline.

To do this:

  • Go to your Facebook Timeline
  • Click on "Life Event"
  • Select "Health and Wellness" and choose "organ donor"
  • You can select which of your Facebook friends you want to receive this information by activating the appropriate privacy setting.

This Facebook Application is NOT linked in any way to the Australian Organ Donor Register. For this reason, it is essential that you formally register your wishes on the Australian Organ Donor Register and speak to your family about your decision.

The Australian Organ Donor is the only national register and registering your decision with them means that your donation decision can be verified 24 hours a day, seven days a week by authorised medical personnel, anywhere in Australia.

 

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New Facebook Application

You can now indicate to family and friends  that you are a registered organ and tissue donor on your Facebook Timeline.

To do this:

  • Go to your Facebook Timeline
  • Click on "Life Event"
  • Select "Health and Wellness" and choose "organ donor"

This Facebook Application is NOT linked in any way to the Australian Organ Donor Register.