Organ and Tissue Authority

Saffron Day

Event date

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 12:00



Saffron Day is a day to honour the life of little Deyaan Udani and urge all Australians to ‘Do it for Deyaan’ by registering their decision to become an organ and tissue donor at

Deyaan was a bright seven year old boy with an infectious smile, who tragically passed away in 2016. He and his older sister Naisha had learned about organ & tissue donation at school. The siblings told their parents they wanted to be organ donors to help save the lives of others. Deyaan’s parents’ decision to donate his organs meant that four lives were saved as a result of this incredible gift.

Saffron symbolises courage and strength, qualities seen in little Deyaan. Saffron is particularly important to the Udani family as orange was Deyaan’s favourite colour.

This Saffron Day we are urging all Australians to ‘Do it for Deyaan’ by registering their decision to become an organ and tissue donor.

  • Step 1: 'Do it for Deyaan' – register your decision to save lives as an organ & tissue donor at
  • Step 2: Wear something orange and/or use the merchandise provided, take a photo and post on social media with the hashtags #SaffronDay #doitforDeyaan.
  • Step 3: Encourage family & friends to do the same.

Keep an eye out on social media for resources you can use to get involved.

For more information visit