DonateLife, know their wishes. OK?
Know their wishes, OK? is the next phase of the national DonateLife campaign which aims to increase family consent rates by promoting the need for Australian families to discuss and know each other’s organ and tissue donation wishes.
It aims to address the prevailing gap between people who believe that their family know their wishes (68%) and awareness of family members’ wishes (55%). The most important thing that helps a family's decision to consent to donation is knowing the wishes of their loved one. In Australia, family consent is always sought before donation can proceed.
People need to know the organ and tissue donation wishes of their loved ones because they will be asked to give the final OK.
Know their wishes, OK? encourages Australians to ask the people close to them about their donation decision so that, should the situation ever arise, they will confidently know if their loved one wanted to become an organ and tissue donor.
The campaign materials include television and print advertisements, out of home placements (roadside billboards, public transport panels, shopping centre panels) and online banners.
You can join in the campaign by downloading a range of information and campaign materials to promote Know their wishes, OK? in your community, school or workplace.
Facts and statistics
Read the facts on organ and tissue donation. (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Discussing organ and tissue donation
It’s important to discuss organ and tissue donation with the people close to you. (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Myths about organ and tissue donation
Dispel the myths about organ and tissue donation. (PDF, 474 KB)
Family Discussion Kit
A resource to assist your family to have an informed, memorable discussion about each other’s donation wishes.Download the kit