Letter: Organ donation complexities

I refer to Annie Quadroy’s letter in Port News of the 12th July, I’m very pleased that the message of organ donor registration is clearly being heard and received.

Regrettably, Ms Quadroy is oversimplifying the situation. It is not as simple as anyone getting off their bike and legislating an ‘opt-out’ system.

The current arrangements are led by the state and territory governments and are legislated by them. Any change will require consultation and agreement with the states and territories which is a complicated and time consuming process. Any changes would be some way off. In the meantime, I am working to improve registration rates under the current system. To register, visit http://register.donatelife.gov.au

Luke Hartsuyker

Cowper MP


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