GRANT Todd knows the importance of discussing organ donation.
He is a living example of it.
Mr Todd was just 30 when diagnosed with cardiomyopathy.
For nine years his life was "a big struggle".
That was before he received a donated heart in 2005.
"I have a different view on life now," Mr Todd said.
The former forestry worker is now employed at the Launceston Community Health Centre at Kings Meadows assisting podiatry and physiotherapy teams.
He has almost finished a degree in exercise physiology.
Mr Todd shared his story as part of DonateLife Week, which aims to highlight the importance of organ donation and discussing it with loved ones.
"It's getting people to have that discussion so if they are in that difficult situation, they know what their loved ones want," organ donation specialist nurse Marianne Smith said.
"One donor can save or improve the quality of life for up to 10 people."
Mr Todd is one of the lucky ones.
"Having been given this chance, if other people can find it in themselves to have that discussion, just get the conversation going," he said.