Its times like these that we realise just how close we are as a community - even though many of us have never met, lots of people have been there and helped our lovely friend @misskittyfantastico who has been through so much over the last few years.
It has raised though, just how important organ donation is ... and how much of a difference it can make in someones life.
One organ and tissue donor can save the lives of up to ten people, and significantly improve the lives of dozens more.
Even if you are older, or have chronic health conditions, many people are still able to donate tissue such as cornea and eye tissue, skin, bone, heart valves etc.
In order to donate - there are 2 steps
1 - register on the Australian Organ Donor Register - (link)
2 - discuss the decision and your wishes with your family. Even if you have registered on the Organ Donor Register, your family will always be asked for consent so its important that they know your feelings on the matter.
There are a number of places that provide loads of good information about Organ Donation
Facts and Figures about Organ Donation
Dsicover the facts about organ and tissue dontion
Discussing donation with your family
Eye and Tissue Donation
and the Kidney.org.au FAQ section is really good too - link
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-1...tories/6088926 for some stories and news info