Project Manager, Social Media Manager, and Small Business Owner in Australia
Gordon Rutty was moved to become an organ donor after losing a close friend to cancer. He decided to take things one step further and become a living donor, offering a non-essential organ to a complete stranger in an ultimate act of altruism. As part of his work with Transplant Australia, he wants to dispel some of the myths that surround organ donation. Despite the fact that majority of Australians surveyed are willing to become organ and tissue donors, few actually do so. It is also a lesser known fact that even when one signs up to become a donor, less than 1% of donors will die in a situation that will allow them to ever make that donation.