1307.8 - Australian Capital Territory in Focus, 2007  
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AUSTRALIAN ORGAN DONOR REGISTER

The Australian Organ Donor Register is administered by Medicare Australia on behalf of the Australian Government and provides a simple way for people to record their consent (or objection) to becoming an organ and/or tissue donor for transplantation.


At 31 August 2007, more than 16,900 people in the ACT (6,700 males and 10,300 females) had registered on the Australian Organ Donor Register.


The 25-34 year age group had the highest number of registrations for ACT females (2,400), while the highest number of registrations for ACT males was in the 35-44 year age group (1,400). Nationally, 971,687 people (576,000 females and 395,700 males) have registered their consent (or objection) as organ and tissue donors.

7.7 Organ donor registrations(a)(b), By age group and sex - at 31 August 2007

16-17 years
18-24 years
25-34 years
35-44 years
45-54 years
55-64 years
65 years
and over
Total
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

Males
ACT
18
640
1 191
1 413
1 237
1 207
975
6 681
NSW
104
5 770
10 997
17 364
18 105
21 124
27 147
100 611
Vic.
162
7 461
15 095
19 329
17 802
16 703
16 659
93 211
Qld
147
5 824
11 234
15 872
16 630
17 828
18 041
85 576
SA
4 345
4 037
3 958
5 534
5 948
6 716
8 577
39 115
WA
100
4 937
8 562
11 485
11 479
11 092
10 717
58 372
Tas.
22
698
1 342
1 762
1 941
2 110
1 944
9 819
NT
5
145
451
541
502
414
227
2 285
Total
4 903
29 512
52 830
73 300
73 644
77 194
84 287
395 670
Females
ACT
64
1 314
2 398
2 013
1 797
1 522
1 142
10 250
NSW
234
9 830
21 122
26 300
25 324
27 609
29 221
139 640
Vic.
495
16 406
27 937
29 110
24 922
21 972
19 069
139 911
Qld
455
12 733
22 410
24 655
24 019
22 421
18 495
125 188
SA
4 376
6 664
7 375
8 509
8 299
9 088
9 567
53 878
WA
243
10 996
17 174
17 822
16 487
14 108
11 499
88 329
Tas.
70
1 655
2 687
2 927
2 951
2 750
2 137
15 177
NT
27
461
945
880
704
429
198
3 644
Total
5 964
60 059
102 048
112 216
104 503
99 899
91 328
576 017

(a) Legally valid consent registrations (including intent registrations of 16 and 17 year olds).
(b) Includes registrants who have registered their objection to donate - 18 years & above = 9,203 and 16-17 years = 23.
Medicare Australia, Australian Organ Donor Register, Legally Valid Consent Registrations (including Intent Registrations of 16 and 17 year olds) as at 31 August 2007.


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