DonateLife Week is the national awareness week to promote organ and tissue donation in Australia and runs from 2 - 9 August.
Health Minister Jillian Skinner said people should share their wishes about organ donation with their family and register to become donors.
“Discussing organ and tissue donation is difficult but it prepares our loved ones for the rare circumstance in which they will be asked to make this choice. One conversation with loved ones today could save many lives in the future,” Ms Skinner said.
To register to become an organ and tissue donor visit the Australian Government Department of Human Services website.
Find out more about organ and tissue donation at the DonateLife website.