Dying to Live Education Resources

Why it's important

Organ and tissue donation and transplantation in Australia is a complex and challenging topic. Despite surveys in Australia showing that over 80% of people think that it’s important to register as an organ and tissue donor, the actual registration rate averages around one in three Australians. Learn more and register here.

About the documentary

The documentary film Dying to Live, released in 2018, aims to raise awareness of the social, physical and emotional effects of being on the organ donor waiting list and dispel myths about organ and tissue donation. It also gives teachers a unique opportunity to engage with students in a real issue exploring science, mathematics and powers of persuasion. The lessons below include all the video content you need for you and your class to engage with the documentary. If you want to see the film in full, you can purchase a DVD of the film at The Education Shop or you can stream the film on YouTube or Google Play for minimal cost or via DocPlay. 

Secondary resources

With thanks to our partner

Cool Australia, Aquarius Productions and Intrinsic Story would like to acknowledge the generous contributions of GoodPitch² AustraliaShark Island Institute, and Documentary Australia Foundation in the development of these teaching resources.