It's DonateLife Week with Riverland and Mallee Residents being urged to sign up to the Australian Organ Donor Register.
Latest figures show there are 1,700 Australians currently on the waitlist for a lifesaving transplant with a further 12,000 on dialysis.
Local Federal MP Tony Pasin encouraged locals to sign up and said “An organ transplant doesn’t just save lives, it gives families back their mother, father, sibling, or child,” said Mr Pasin.
Minister for Regional Health, Mark Coulton, says it's vital more of us sign up to the register and discuss the decision with our family.
Image - Donate Life Week.