So here’s a thought, let’s take a look at our ‘motherland’ the UK, and see what kind of issues aris with organ donation there.
Freelance journalist Antonia explores organ donation in the UK through her blog ‘Help me investigate health’, with some interesting and reflective thoughts on organ donation.
Below is one of Antonia’s visual representations of how UK citizens donate blood.
The DVLA is the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in the UK (equivalent to the RTA in Australia).
Taking a look at this graph, we can see many of the varied reasons as to how people register, with the DVLA being a consistent and prominent category.
In Australia however, ticking the organ donation category when receiving your license means the decision is not set in stone. Why? Well if your family is not aware or in disagreement with your decision they can go against your wishes of donating organs if you pass away.
So make sure you let your family know about your intentions and wishes when it comes to organ donation before its too late!
See more here : http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/licensing/organdonation.html