Organization : New South Wales Government
Facility : Organ Donor Registration
State : New South Wales
Country : Australia
Website : https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/register-be-organ-donor
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NSW Organ Donor Registration
** The option to donate is no longer available on your driver licence renewal form.
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** If you want to donate your organs and tissues for transplant after death, you need to register your decision with the Australian Organ Donor Register.
** The Donor Register is the only national register for organ and tissue donation.
** One donor can save or greatly improve the lives of 10 or more people.
** As a donor, you can choose which organs (kidneys, heart, lungs, liver, and pancreas) and tissues (heart valves, corneas, and bone and skin tissues) to donate.
To register with the Donor Register, you :
** must be aged 16 years or older
** need to submit your personal details, and
** need to submit your Medicare card number.
You can also register your wish not to donate. Donating is voluntary, but family consent is always needed before donation can go ahead, so remember to discuss your decision with family and close friends.
Change or Removal of Organ Donation Decision Details
The option to update your organ or tissue donation decision is no longer available on your driver licence renewal form. If you want to change your details, or change or remove your decision to donate with the Australian Organ Donor Register, you can do this online.
What You’ll Need
** myGov Medicare online account
** your personal details.
How To Change
** Select the ‘Change online’ button.
** Log in to your myGov account.
** Select Medicare from Your services.
** Review your personal details, if all correct, select ‘Proceed to Online Account’ to access your Medicare online account.
** Select ‘Organ donor details’ from the left side navigation menu.
** Choose from the options ‘Change or View my donation decision’ or ‘Remove me from the Donor Register’.
** Complete the online form to request the change or removal.
** Review your donation decision and, if correct, select ‘Submit’ to finalise the request.
If you don’t wish to apply online :
1. Download, complete and sign Change or removal of organ donation decision.
2. Return the form to a Medicare Service Centre, or post your application to :
Department of Human Services
Australian Organ Donor Register
Reply Paid 711
Hobart TAS 7001
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is organ and tissue donation?
Organ donation is a life-saving and life-transforming medical process. Organ and tissue donation involves removing organs and tissues from someone who has died (a donor) and transplanting them into someone who, in many cases, is very ill or dying (a recipient).
2. How long do people wait for transplants?
Around 1,400 people are officially waiting for an organ transplant at any time in Australia. Waiting times are usually between six months and four years but there are cases where the recipient must wait even longer.
There is a strong awareness that in most cases the longer the delay in receiving a transplant, the greater the risk of deteriorating health.