My younger brother Damian at 38 suffered a bleed to his brain. He was lucid and coherent when I took him to hospital, just complaining of a massive headache. Within an hour he was placed on life support and mum and I were given the worst news you could ever hear, there was no hope of recovery.
Through our heartbreak we learnt that he had registered himself as an organ donor. He was a fit, healthy man, so losing him was very unexpected. We are incredibly proud of the fact he had registered himself.
Through the loss of my brother, over a dozen friends and family have registered themselves on the Australian Organ Donor Register. His legacy will live on forever.
Talk to your family and friends about your wishes.