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MYTH: Organ donation is against my religion.

FACT: All major religions support organ and tissue donation as an act of compassion and generosity. All major religions including Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and Judaism support organ and tissue donation. The organ and tissue…

MYTH: My family will be charged for donating.

FACT: The organ donor's family is never charged for donating. Your family may be charged for the cost of all final efforts to save your loved one's life (depending on the hospital) and those costs…

MYTH: Each year in Australia there are thousands of people who become organ donors after they die.

FACT: In 2018, 1,782 lives were transformed by 554 deceased and 238 living organ donors and their families. Australia is a world leader in successful transplants and while our donation rate has more than doubled…

MYTH: I’m not in the greatest health and my eyesight is poor.

FACT: Very few medical conditions or 'bad habits' automatically disqualify you from donating organs. The decision to use an organ is based on strict medical criteria. It may turn out that certain organs are not…

MYTH: I’m too old to donate. Nobody would want my organs.

FACT: Anyone from the age of 12 months up to 90 years old can potentially become an organ and tissue donor. Many people rule themselves out of organ and tissue donation because they think they…