Organ donors save record number of Australians

Organ donors are saving unprecedented numbers of Australians.

Last year, a record 1713 lives were saved from 503 deceased donors and 267 living donors, says Aged Care and Indigenous Health Minister Ken Wyatt .

The number has almost doubled since January 2009 when the reform program began.

However, Mr Wyatt says while the review shows "sound progress is being made", much more needs to be done.

He says funding the Australian Organ Matching System has "great potential" to lift