Organ and Tissue Donation
Organ donation is rare and is only possible in a very specific circumstance. Organ donation alone can save or improve the quality of life of up to 10 people. Many more people can be helped through tissue donation. In Australia, there is around 1400 people waiting for organ transplants at any given time.
Although the majority of Australian people are supportive of the concept of organ donation, many people remain unaware of their loved ones wishes in regards to donation. It is imperative that people discover the facts about donation, decide and register their donation decision on the Australian Organ Donor Register, but most importantly, discuss this decision with their family and friends.
To register your donation decision please click here.
The organ and tissue donation team based at Nepean Hospital is committed to creating awareness and educating our local community on organ and tissue donation. It is comprised of medical and nursing staff. We are responsible for educating and supporting staff in our LHD about the identification of potential donors and the process of organ donation, policy and procedure development, the provision of support and information to families throughout the donation process and collecting data for auditing. We coordinate the donation process and support all those involved. If you or your company are interested in learning more about organ and tissue donation and are located within the Penrith or Blue Mountains area you can contact the Nepean Donation Specialist Nurse on (02) 4734 4138.
Please visit www.donatelife.gov.au for more information