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A Matter of Life and Death (Years 9-10)

The purpose of this unit is to support students to investigate how organ donation relates to the concept of hauora and to explore ways of promoting awareness about organ donation.

Although this unit is aimed at students working at levels 4 and 5 of the health and physical education learning area, it could be used in senior health courses. It links closely with other learning areas, such as social studies and science.

Geoff Have the conversation today

Have you talked about organ donation with your loved ones?

Questions & Answers

Do you still have questions, or need answers?

Amy Ng Thomson

“I see myself as the kaitiaki/guardian of these precious lungs as a family has very generously donated their loved one's organs, so I will do what I need to protect them.”

Nurse Amy Ng-Thomson shares her story of a lifesaving lung transplant at the age of 36.

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