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30 Jul 2020

This DonateLife Week (26 July – 2 August), Australians are encouraged to register as an organ and tissue donor and discuss their decision with family and friends.  

The AMA supports organ and tissue donationone organ and tissue donor can help more than 10 peopleand encourages individuals to consider their views on donation and discuss it with their family in the AMA Position Statement Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation 2017 

The AMA also supports appropriate professional education for GPs, who are likely to be in a prime position to discuss the importance of organ and tissue donation with their patients. 

People can register as an organ and tissue donor via the Australian Organ Donation Register here. This resource is also available in the AMA GP Desktop Toolkit under the section Online Practice Tools\Administrative Tools  

Published: 30 Jul 2020