Organ and Tissue Authority

DonateLife Week - Save the date!

Article Date: 

Thursday, June 11, 2020

DonateLife Week is coming up from 26 July to 2 August 2020!

It only takes a minute to donate life!
Held every year, DonateLife Week is a key event that highlights the benefits that organ and tissue donation has for transplant recipients and their families in Australia. Over Sunday, 26 July to
Sunday, 2 August we encourage all Australians to donate life.

It is quick and easy to become a registered organ and tissue donor just navigate to our registration form, all you need is your Medicare card and a spare minute.
We want organ and tissue donation to be a normal part of end-of-life discussions. If you are already registered, you can do more. Talk to your friends and family. Tell them you want to be a donor.
Encourage them to register too!

You can also help us spread the word by going to our DonateLife Week resource page and download items such as:

•    templates for newsletter articles or media releases 
•    messages they can share including posts and tweets for social media 
•    tips and tools to generate publicity, and
•    ideas to encourage registration in the workplace.

There are around 1,600 Australians currently on the waitlist for a life-saving transplant and a further 12,000 people on dialysis.
If you are willing to become an organ and tissue donor, please register and tell family