But as one prominent surgeon said to coincide with Donate Life Week this week, �we depend entirely on the compassion of ordinary Australians who make a decision which enables us to change lives�.
Local Rotary clubs are promoting that message this week and asking people to become donors.
�It�s important to go online and register your donation decision on the Australian Organ Donor Register and, importantly, that you share your decision with those closest to you,� Swan Valley Rotary Club president Fred Hasson said.
�Families that have discussed and know each other�s donation decisions are much more likely to support donation proceeding.
�This is a conversation that could one day save lives.�
So register now. Visit www.donate life.gov.au � Justin Bianchini � Editor
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