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Neera Bhatia - Australia's Low Rate of Organ Donation

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In 2018, the organs of just 510 deceased donors were transplanted into Australian recipients. This amounts to 20.7 donations per million people and puts Australia down to 17th place for international deceased organ donation.

Why is our rate of donation so low for an initiative that's been around for nearly 20 years? Neera Bhatia, Senior Lecturer in Law at Deakin University joins me to talk about how we can change this decline.