Cancer affects thousands of people. The USA National Cancer Institute estimates 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will get cancer. There is no reason to question that these statistics are much different in Australia. Thus the pool from which donors can come is getting smaller and smaller. The whole point of this blog is to hopefully encourage just one person who is not currently registered to take my place on the donor lists. Heaps of people have offered to help me while I have been sick and I have been really lucky to have needed so little assistance, but I do now. I need someone to come forward and fill my spot on the Organ Donor Register.
About 20% of people waiting for a heart, lung or liver transplant never get one. They simply die before an organ becomes available. That's just not good enough is it. So if you are not already registered now is the time to put your hand up, register online or telephone Medicare, update your licence to show you are a donor and make sure your family know your wishes.
So now you know why I'm not a donor. What's your reason?
Here are some happy blood red themed pics to thank you for reading this far.