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Pandemic causes decline in number of organ donors

The life saving service paramedic healthcare worker rushing and delivering a special bag containing a internal human organ for transplantation or donation. Source: Getty Image

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted organ and tissue donation in Australia, with a 12 per cent decline in people receiving a transplant and a 16 per cent decrease in donors.As a result, nearly 2,000Australians are waiting for a transplant while 12,000 others are on dialysis, battling, waiting and hoping for an organ donation to come through. This story by Marcus Megalokonomos and Nadine Silva for SBS News, produced by Praba Maheswaran for SBS Tamil.

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