The Donor Register allows authorised medical staff who have permission from the Australian Government, to check your donation decision anywhere in Australia, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They can then give that information to your family if you die.
Next-of-kin consent is always needed before donation can go ahead, so remember to discuss your decision with your family and those close to you.
To learn more about organ and tissue donation in Australia, visit the DonateLife website.
Anyone can be considered for suitability as a tissue donor. If you are having a hip replacement, speak to your surgeon about the possibility of bone donation.
If you wish to donate after your death, it will help if you register as a tissue and/or organ donor on the Australian Organ Donor Register.