Posted by: Ambercol
Posted: 18th Feb 2012
Good discussion bobskey.
I donated one of my kidneys to our youngest daughter, who became ill with kidney failure in 2005 at the age of 18, unfortunately the kidney I gave her only lasted 18 months, she is now on the deceased donor's list.
She has just turned 25, Works as a manager in a creche at a fitness centre, studying at uni majoring in a Bachelor of Commerce (Managerment). She does dialysis at home 5 times a week 5 to 6 hours each time.
For anyone who wishes to donate their organs it is not good enough to have it on your driver's license today. as family can overrule your decision. If you wish to be a organ donor you must discuss this with your family, so they know what your wishes are. Then to be an organs donor you need to register with The Australian Organ Donation Register which you can find on the Medicare Website http://www.medicareaustralia.gov.au/ Once you have registerd they send you a card in the mail to keep with you at all times, so people know that you are an organ donor. I hope this has helped anyone who wishes to become a donor. :)