“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
At the 3rd of January 2008, 1 875 people were waiting for organ transplants:
Kidney 1388 Heart 100, Liver 198, Lung 141, Pancreas 48.
In 2007, 198 people had donated organs, allowing 626 transplants to be performed.
In 2007, a total of 1108 people in Australia and New Zealand had donated eyes, allowing corneal transplants.
By the end of May 2007, 1706 people donated other tissue while 1260 people had received donated tissue implants.