Who can donate?

Organ and tissue donation is when you decide to give an organ and or tissue to save or transform the life of someone else.  

You can donate some organs and tissues when you are alive, however most organ and tissue donations come from people who have died.  

Find out how donation works and who can be helped by my donation.

Everyone over the age of 16 can register to donate their organs and tissues on the Australian Organ Donor Register (AODR).  

It doesn’t matter how old you are, or even if you think you’re not healthy enough – you can still register. A specialist donation team will make an assessment on a case by case basis, and there is every chance that some of your organs and tissues may be suitable for donation.

Only 2% of Australians die in a way that makes it possible for them to donate their organs. This is why every potential donor is precious.

Find out why is it important to register and talk to your family about donation.