This unit has been created in partnership with DonateLife to get young Australians talking about organ and tissue donation.
Organ, eye and tissue donation saves lives, restores health and improves the quality of life for thousands of Australians each year. But did you know that only 2% of people who die in hospitals each year can be considered for organ donation? One organ donor can save the lives of up to 7 people and help many more through eye and tissue donation.
Exploring Organ And Tissue Donation
In this unit, students in Years 9 & 10 will creatively and factually explore the topic of organ and tissue donation and consider the perspectives of people who register as donors, those who are organ and tissue recipients and the family members of organ and tissue donors. Through Health and Physical Education, English, Civics & Citizenship, Science, Music, Media Arts and Work Studies, students have a multitude of opportunities to engage with the topic and think about their own preferences for end-of-life. They will also practice how to have conversations about organ and tissue donation and learn how to encourage family and friends to register as an organ and tissue donor.« Read less