The heart, pancreas, liver, kidneys and lungs can all be transplanted, as can heart valves and tissue from the bone, skin and eyes.
A serious illness does not necessarily stop you from donating. Even if dying is not on your horizon, it is still worth documenting your wishes regarding organ donation and what you want to happen with your body.
One organ and tissue donor can make a difference to the lives of up to 10 people.
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Life, Hope & Reality was developed and written by Afaf Girgis, Claire Johnson, and Sylvie Lambert with funding from the NHMRC and Cancer Council NSW.
Last updated 30 August 2015