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Transcript of Organ Donation
Australia has one of the highest transplant success rates in the world. Yet the lowest doner rates in the world.
The result of these low statistics of organ donation is due to only 40% of Australians not knowing the wishes to donate of their loved ones.
Less than 1 in 5 people have had a memorable discussion with their loved ones about their organ wishes and only 58% of families give consent for organ and tissue donation to proceed 2010 Transplanted organs in Australia:
2009 Transplanted organs in Australia:
Total850 The Australian Organ Donor Register is responsible for keeping a record of your donation decision and of the organ and tissue you agree to donate.
The Donor Register ensures your donation decision can be verified 24 hours a day, seven days a week by authorised medical personnel, anywhere in Australia. In the event of your death, information about your donation decision may be accessed from the Donor Register by authorised medical person and provided to your family. Registration For Organ Donation A strategy that may be implemented in the future with organ donation is the use of a xenotransplantation.
Xenotransplantation is the transplantation from one species to another.
As there is a high demand for organs and not enough being donated transplant specialists are considering using animals as a possible source of organs and tissues for human transplantation. The animal founded to be most suitable for these types of procedures would include pigs.
Pigs have a very similar anatomy and physiology to a human, they are easy to breed and suitable for genetic manipulation. Future Strategies to Increase
Organ Transplantation By Maddy Kamaretsos ORGAN
DONATION Government Issues
around organ donation The opt-in system vs. the opt-out system.
The government spending to much money on publicity and advertisement campaigns.
Should people be able to recieve organs if they are choosing not to donate.
The new funding placed into organ donation is taking to long to increase the numbers.
Training specialists to approach the family, after the person is brain dead.