Under 16? Get involved!

So you support organ and tissue donation but you’re too young to join the Register?

You can still help to save the lives of others by discussing your views about organ and tissue donation with your family. 

One organ donor can save and improve the lives of many people. Tissue donors can transform the lives of many more.

When you turn 16 you can join the Australian Organ Donor Register.  Until then you can still show your support for organ and tissue donation. 

Got a Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account? Download and share an image below, together with your own message of support - please include our campaign hashtags - #endthewait #donatelife.  And remember if your message is set as a public post it will help spread the message further.  

Boy at computer social media post for DonateLife      Girl making heart symbol for DonateLife social media post

On Snapchat? Share your video message with your mates and ask them if they support organ and tissue donation. 

Does your family know what you think about organ and tissue donation? If your parents aren’t on the Register, ask them ‘what are you waiting for?’. Tell them they are never too old or unfit to join the Register!

If you’re not sure about how to start the conversation, get some tips from our How to have the discussion about organ and tissue donation guide.

Find out more

You might have some questions about organ and tissue donation. Check out our Discover to find out more about the subject.

Get your school involved!

The School education section of our website also has some great resources for the classroom. Ask your teachers to get your class involved in a discussion about organ and tissue donation and how it saves and transforms lives.



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the facts about organ and
tissue donation

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  • Understanding donation


and register on the Australian
Organ Donor Register

  • Register your decision


your donation decision with family and friends

  • Who needs to know?
  • How to start the discussion