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August is National Organ Donor Awareness Month and TELL, a non-profit organisation that educates South Africans about organ and tissue donation, would like to keep the conversation about organ donation going amid Covid-19.

South Africa has always had limited resources, especially in the public health sector, and it came as no surprise when Covid-19 also took its toll by having a major impact on resources.

According to TELL, the waiting list for kidney patients with blood group O is critical.

The waiting period for a kidney transplant has gone up to 12 to 15 years due to the number of deceased donors dwindling.

This underscores the importance of considering to become a donor.

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