Discuss with your family

Discuss with your family

  • Why Should You Discuss this with Your Family
    The most important thing is that after you have made your decision about whether to become an organ donor – and register that decision – you must discuss your wishes with your family. Organ and tissue donation cannot proceed without the consent of the family.
  • Discuss this Topic
    It is important that your family, partner and friends understand your reasons for pledging your organs. It is important for people to make an informed decision, so you may like to share the facts around organ and tissue donation included on this website. You may also like to share some of the stories about donors and recipients.
  • Having the Discussion
    A good start is to use everyday situations to start a discussion on important life issues, including what to do with your organs and tissues when you die. There would be situations and opportunities to bring this topic up such as making a will, getting your life insurance, leaving home for the first time as an adult, celebrating an anniversary with your partner, getting a checkup at your doctor, seeing a traumatic event in the news or after a friend or a family member dies.
    • Always remember…
    • Register Your Decision
    • Record your decision on the register and be ensure that your decision will be known.
    • Inform and discuss with your family and dear ones
    • Help your family and friends understand and remember your decision
    • Always carry your donor card
    • Always carry an Organ Donor Card in your wallet. It is important for your family to be aware of your wishes as WITHOUT their consent your organs / tissue cannot be donated.