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The numbers tell a story!

📢 The Numbers tell a lot! 🚨


Reflecting on the recent Organ Donation Registration campaigns by the Australian Organ & Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority, it's disheartening to note that despite a staggering $1.6 million investment in a sports carnival for transplant recipients, promoted as a vehicle to raise registration rates, the outcome has left much to be desired.


In addition to the allocation of taxpayer funds towards the sports carnival, millions of taxpayer dollars were spent on ad campaigns, professional sports sponsorships, and executive salaries & expenses aimed at promoting organ donation yielded only a modest increase of 140,016 registrations in 2023.


Technically a decline given the growth of the population.


Total registered organ donors:


Jan 2023 - 7,555,658 (29% of total population)


Dec 2023 - 7,695,674 (28.9%of total population)


These figures for the year ended June 30th, 2023, show that Australia’s population stood at 26,638,544 – compared to 26,014,399, an increase of 624,145 (2.4%) since 2022.


This calls for a critical examination of the campaign strategy and its effectiveness. Was the approach too extravagant, diverting resources away from the core goal of inspiring people to become organ donors? The minimal impact prompts a deeper analysis into the allocation of funds, campaign messaging, and audience engagement.


While the intention to boost organ donor registration is commendable, it's crucial to reassess the strategy for future initiatives. Transparency, accountability, and a strategic shift may be necessary to ensure that taxpayer money is used efficiently to drive meaningful change.


Especially when the final decision to donate a person’s organs is made by the person’s family, no matter whether the person has registered or not!


Now lets look at the budget papers


I'll admit I am not a statistician or mathematician but a 10% increase in new annual registrations should be a lot more than 140,000.




Let's learn from this experience, acknowledging the challenges, and collectively work towards a more effective and impactful approach to promote organ donation in Australia. 🌐 hashtag#OrganDonation hashtag#CampaignAnalysis hashtag#PublicEngagement hashtag#SocialImpact

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