Katy Gallagher’s people have this afternoon managed to put a media release online from the 18th.
But the good news is that Canberrans are way out ahead of the rest of the country in giving away our bits:
“This report shows the ACT community is leading the way when it comes to organ donation rates. We are a generous community who can see that organ donation supports and improves the lives of other Australians. The gift of life provided by 10 local people has saved the lives of many more and we thank them and their families for their donation,” said Ms Gallagher.
The data for 2010, released by the Australian and New Zealand Organ Donation Registry today, shows the ACT is the standout jurisdiction in Australia.
“Organ donation rates in the ACT have been improving year by year – from 4 multi organ donors in 2006, to 5 in 2008, 8 in 2009 and 10 in 2010,” said Ms Gallagher.
“Our 10 multi organ donors in 2010 equates to 28 donors per million population. Overall, Australia’s rate was 14 donors per million – a significant increase on last year’s performance.
Well done all involved.