Campaigns and Events

DonateLife Week

DonateLife Week is the national awareness week to promote organ and tissue donation in Australia.

Each DonateLife Week, Australians are encouraged to register to be an organ and tissue donor and to have a conversation about it with their family and friends.

The DonateLife Week Supporter Kit becomes available in the lead up to DonateLife Week and features a range of resources that you can use to help promote organ and tissue donation during DonateLife Week. The kit includes posters, online banners, newsletter articles, key messages and promotion material to use across social media. Download the latest supporter kit here:

Every year, activities and events take place across NSW as part of DonateLife Week.

Lights, Camera, Donate!

Lights, Camera, Donate! is a film contest initiative supported by Flickerfest. Our mission is to motivate young filmmakers to create films about organ and tissue donation to raise awareness amongst young people, a critically under-registered group. 

We will be accepting submissions from all around Australia, until November 1st. Selected entries will be screened live at the Bondi Pavillion in a special event during Flickerfest 2025, on January 25th. 

To see full guidelines, dates and prizes, and to submit, visit the contest’s FilmFreeway site here:

Jersey Day

Jersey Day has been inspired by the story of Nathan Gremmo who tragically lost his life in an accident in 2015. Nathan’s family chose to give the gift of life to others to honour the legacy of Nathan’s generous personality.

Jersey Day is all about raising awareness of organ and tissue donation. On Jersey Day, schools and workplaces across Australia don their favourite sporting jersey to show their support.

For more information about Jersey Day and how you can become involved, visit

Saffron Day

22 October 2024

Sunday 22 October 2023 is Saffron Day, a day that honours Deyaan Udani, a seven year old boy who tragically passed away on a family holiday in 2016. Deyaan and his older sister Naisha had learned about organ and tissue donation at school. The siblings told their parents they wanted to be organ donors to help save the lives of others. 

Deyaan's family came up with the idea of Saffron Day because orange was Deyaan's favourite colour and symoblises courage, strength and sacrifice, qualities seen in Deyaan. On this day, Australians are urged to 'Do it for Deyaan' by registering their decision to become an organ and tissue donor. 

For more information about Saffron Day, visit

Service of Remembrance

The NSW Organ & Tissue Donation Service hosts an annual service of reflection and remembrance for those who have generously given the gift of life to others through organ and tissue donation. The Service of Remembrance is an opportunity for those to come together and pay special tribute to donors and their families.

DonateLife Thank You Day

Sunday 17 November 2024 is DonateLife Thank You Day, a national day to honour all organ and tissue donors and their families that generously agree to donation.

You can show your support by sharing your message of thanks on social media using the hashtags #thankyouday #donatelife.

You can also show your support by joining the Australian Organ Donor Register. For more information about DonateLife Thank You Day and how you can get involved, visit