Mark Colvin started at the ABC in 1974 and worked his way up to foreign correspondent - covering many of the major international events of the late 20th century. On a trip to Zaire and Rwanda to cover the Hutu-Tutsi massacres, Mark contracted Wegener’s Granulomatosis - a chronic and life-threatening disease. He hovered near death for weeks before successful treatment with a new drug saved his life - but it couldn’t save him from many hours each week on dialysis. Mark’s own experience has made him a outspoken critic of the low rate of organ donation in Australia, where the average wait for a new organ is between four and seven years. His illness means he’s no longer able to travel, and talk to people on the street - the part of journalism he loves. Mark has become an avid user of Twitter which he loves as an immediate way of discovering information and disseminating it to his 28,000 followers. Donate Life website. .
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As host of ABC TV’s 7.30, Leigh Sales believes that asking good questions is more effective, and more fun, than having all the answers.