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Previous research finds that…

  • Almost 70% of Australians are willing to become an organ and tissue donor, and just over half have made a decision on whether to become a donor;
  • More people aged over 65 years have made a decision than young people aged 18 to 29 years;
  • More than 60% of families give consent for organ and tissue donation to proceed;
  • 74% of Australians feel it is important that they know the wishes of their family members, but only 36% are confident they know what their family would want.
  • Only 1% of people die in circumstances in hospital that will allow for organ donation;
  • 6 out of 10 people say they have discussed organ and tissue donation with their loved ones.

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