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Community | Health & Wellbeing
DYING TO LIVE
Synopsis
'Dying to Live' reveals that Australia lags behind similar countries in organ and tissue donor rates, causing immense suffering for those awaiting organs, while other Australians inspire us, with their compassionate, life-saving gift, to become physical philanthropists.

Deep beneath the complex world of organ and tissue transplantation are the heart-wrenching stories of real people awaiting life-saving organs in Australia. Why must they wait so long? Are changes in policy required – or shifts in perception? Is it as simple as signing up and having the conversation with loved ones? And why do we avoid the topic of death? What does it take to support a family member running out of time as they await the generosity of strangers? How difficult is it to consider the death of a loved one as a chance at life for someone else? And how much love and understanding does it take to make the compassionate decision to become a physical philanthropist?

Director
Richard Todd
Producer
Richard Todd, Ben McNeill
Total budget
$1,200,000
Length
94 Minutes
Stage
Outreach
www.dyingtolive.com.au