Organ Donation

Extract from Hansard
[COUNCIL — Tuesday, 22 February 2011]
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Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Helen Morton

ORGAN DONATION

Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the minister representing the Minister for Health:

(1) How much federal funding was made available to the state government for hospitals to meet additional
staffing, bed and infrastructure costs associated with organ donation; to increase public awareness; and
for counselling potential donor families?

(2) To date, how much has been spent in Western Australia on increasing public awareness?

(3) How many Western Australians were among the 390 owners who donated to 931 recipients in Australia
in 2010 according to the Australia and New Zealand Organ Donation Registry—ANZOD?

(4) Is the minister aware that according to the ANZOD registry, the average Australian donor rate is
13.8 donors per million people, yet the rate in Western Australia in 2010 was just 9.6 donors per million
people?

(5) Is the government intending to take action this year to promote the donor register; and if so, what action
is planned?

Hon HELEN MORTON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.
Providing the information that is required is not possible, and I request that the member place the question on
notice.