The week 19-26 February 2012 was DonateLife Week, a national campaign to raise awareness of the need for organ and tissue donation, highlighting the success of transplantation and encouraging Australians to discuss donation with their loved ones.
DonateLife WA is part of the Department of Health WA and coordinates all organ and tissue donor activities across Western Australia.
The agency works with hospitals and hospital-based organ and tissue donation medical specialists and nurses to provide professional donation services and encourage best practice to increase donation rates.
DonateLife WA aims to raise awareness about organ and tissue donation, encourage discussion about donation, offer compassionate support to donor families and manage effective services in organ and tissue donation.
Factors such as age, residence overseas or health conditions are not barriers to being an organ and tissue donor.
Most religions support organ and tissue donation as an act of charity and goodwill, but speak to your religious or spiritual advisor for guidance.
For more information please contact DonateLife WA on 9222 0222, www.donatelife.gov.au or firstname.lastname@example.org