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NEWS | 2016 was a record-breaking year for organ donation in Australia, proving that the National Reform program is working. However; there are some calls for an opt-out system to be introduced.

Scotland is currently consulting on reform of the organ donation system. This discussion piece is by Doctor Gordon Macdonald: "If we introduce an arrangement which results in the taking of people’s organs after death without direct and honouring engagement with their personhood prior to death we cannot guarantee that the organs are given freely and with consent and, therefore, the donor’s personhood is potentially disrespected."

To join the Australian Organ Donor Register, visit donatelife.gov.au - it is one of the clearest ways of letting those closest to you know your wishes.

#donatelife #discussion #community #news #organdonation #organdonors #giftoflife #health #scotland

http://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/compulsory-organ-donation-is-thin-end-of-a-very-tricky-wedge-1-4362124

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NEWS | A big shout out to Brisbane’s George Constantinou who celebrates the 30th anniversary of his heart transplant on Friday (February 17).

George was just 21 when he suffered cardiomyopathy and was flown to St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney to receive a heart transplant in an operation performed by the late Victor Chang. George was the 67th heart transplant at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney.

In speaking with George he reports 30 years of good health, and despite advice about the potential of picking up viruses from cats, loves his volunteer role as a cat rescuer.
‘It is great to be able to give these cats a home, keep them indoors and protect our native wildlife.’ Just another way transplantation keeps giving back.

Organ and tissue donation saves lives - join the Australian Organ Donor Register online today at donatelife.gov.au

#donatelife #happybirthday #organdonors #organdonation #victorchang +Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute #heart #community #health #transplant
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NEWS | Transplant Australia survey now live - members and non-members invited to participate.

Our National Membership and Sports Administrator, Matty Hempstalk, has created a survey and wants to hear from you. If you have a spare 10 minutes, please take this anonymous and help us help our community make the most of life.

#survey #mattyhempstalk #organdonation #members #membership #donatelife #giftoflife #community 

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DID YOU KNOW? Daily walking improves the physical and mental well-being of dialysis patients? From round the block, to serious treks - every step helps.

#donatelife #health #fitness #walking

http://bit.ly/2hjIN5H

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NEWS | Little Harley, son of Sydney FC goalkeeper Danny Vukovic, has received a life-saving liver transplant. +Transplant Australia would like to congratulate the Vukovic family on this wonderful news, and offer them support and best wishes for the future. Our thoughts are with the incredible donor family and donor who saved a life.

There are over 1,400 Aussies on the waiting list for a transplant at any one time. To help #endthewait and save more people, join the Australian Organ Donor Register online today at donatelife.gov.au.

#organdonation #community #football #beautifulgame #organdonors #friends #family #health #sport #support

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NEWS | There have been fresh calls to regulate herbal medications after experts writing in +Medical Journal of Australia said some herbal remedies sold on the Australian market could contain chemicals, natural toxins, heavy metals or pesticides - ingredients which could cause complications such as kidney failure or liver damage.

Six donated organs have gone to patients who had taken a herbal supplement in the last five years.

For more information on organ donation in Australia, visit donatelife.gov.au

#medical #news #organdonation #organ #donation #organdonors #recipients #health #medicine

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-06/researchers-call-for-safety-tests-on-herbal-supplements/8239926

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NEWS | A new information campaign from Exercise Right Australia has launched for parents of kids with chronic conditions. It includes kids-focused resources, and encourages physical activity.

Exercise can play an important role in helping children with a chronic illness manage their quality of life and help ease or treat their condition. Each condition comes with individual traits and complexities, hence the importance for children to exercise right for who they are.

If you would like to know more, visit http://exerciseright.com.au/kids/

#exercise #kids #children #chronicillness #community #sports #health #fitness #live #life #giftoflife
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