ORGAN donors who wish to register their intentions must do so at the single national registry, the Australian Organ Donation Register (AODR).
The new national registry which replaces the former RTA organ donor service provides information on how to make an informed decision and prompts members of the public to have a discussion with family and friends about organ and tissue donation, to ensure their intentions are known.
Streamlining to a single national organ donor register is a key strategy of the state government's plan to increase organ donation in NSW.
Donors should be reminded that they will no longer be able to register as an organ donor when they go to renew their licence.
Instead, the community is encouraged to go to the DonateLife website (donatelife.gov.au) to register their organ and tissue donation decision on the Australian Organ Donor Register or visit their local Medicare customer service office.
The DonateLife website provides a variety of resources to help discover the facts, decide and register donation decisions on the Australian Organ Donor Register, and most importantly for family members to discuss their donation decisions.
A snapshot of NSW drivers who have registered to be an organ donor through the RTA registry will be kept by the NSW Organ and Tissue Donation Service for five years.
This will give people plenty of time to register their current preference on the Australian Organ Donor Register.
Only the most recent wishes of individuals are taken into account at the time organ donation is being considered.
To register, go to: donatelife.gov.au/decide or call: 1800 777 203.