Donate life week kicked off Sunday the 24th of June, and today the chief medical director from Donate Life’s WA branch Dr Simon Towler joined Mark on breakfast to discuss organ donation.
Around 1750 Australians are on a donation waitlist. In 2021, 1174 Australian lives were saved through organ donation, showing the importance of registration.
It only takes a minute to register, and any Australian over 16 can do it. Register online here, and alternatively you can register through medicare or on paper.
Dr Simon and Mark chatted about WA’s rate of organ donation compared to the rest of Australia, why talking to family surrounding this topic is important, as well as busting some common myths surrounding organ donation.
Listen to the full yarn here: