Residents are being encouraged to register to donate their organs during DonateLife Week this week.
NSW Volunteer Rescue Association Dubbo squad president Neil Sturrock said it was nice know that he is helping people in need by being a registered organ donor.
"When it comes down to it, we don't need the organs once we've passed away, but ultimately it's whatever people feel comfortable with, the thought of your organs being 'farmed out' can take a bit of getting your head around," he said.
Mr Sturrock said in the event of something happening to him it is nice to know that something good can come out of the grief.
Australian Paramedics Association Central West executive officer Scott Beaton registered himself as an organ donor after finding out the new process was done easily online without needing to be put on your license.
"I think it's very important, as a paramedic I've seen the processes, I've seen lots of people needing kidney transplants. I also had a cousin who suffered from cystic fibrosis who passed away at 21," he said.
"The decision to register as an organ donor can be life-changing for others. The change it can make to someone's life is amazing.
"For example, those with failed kidneys who have to sit on dialysis three times a week, that's three out of seven days they spend at a hospital on a machine that's doing the same job their kidneys should to be doing.
"To be able to donate a new kidney means they will then be able to have a completely life-changing experience. It frees up their time and means they will then be able to go back to ,pretty much, living normally.
"The registry process is very easy, I just jumped online and registered, but you still need permission from family members."
Mr Beaton said in times of grieving it can be a difficult decision for families.
"As a paramedic I've been to cardiac arrests where we get a person back, but their brain is no longer able to function, and their organs have been [donated].
"Obviously we don't know during the time and we always try our hardest to save lives, but on the other side, if we aren't able to save the person's life, we can certainly make a change to people's lives."