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Myths about Organ and Tissue Donation

Fact: 1600 Australians are on transplant waiting lists
Fact: 44% of Australians have not made a decision about organ donation
Fact: 40% have not discussed their decision with loved ones

Research by the Organ and Tissue Authority reveals shows some common myths discouraging Australians from organs and tissue donation.

MYTH: It’s better to just let my family decide at the time
FACT: If you want to be an organ or tissue donor, please tell your family. The main reason families decline donation is because they don’t know what their loved one wanted.

MYTH: Organ and tissue donation is against my religion
FACT: Almost all religions support organ and tissue donation as an act of compassion and generosity. Donation processes can accommodate religious and cultural requirements.

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