Campaigns and Events
Sunday 28 July - Sunday 4 August 2019
DonateLife Week is the national awareness week to promote organ and tissue donation in Australia.
This DonateLife Week we're encouraging more Australians to register to be an organ and tissue donor and to have a conversation about it with their family and friends.
The DonateLife Supporter Kit features a range of resources that you can use to help promote organ and tissue donation during Donatelife Week. The kit includes templates for posters, online banners, newsletter articles, key messages and promotion material to use across social media. Download the 2019 Supporter kit here: https://donatelife.gov.au/resources/donatelife-week
Every year activities and events take place across the state as part of DonateLife Week. Stay up to date with the events taking place in 2019 near you here: https://donatelife.gov.au/new-events
Friday 31 August 2019
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 Friday 31 August 2019 schools and workplaces across Australia will don their favourite sporting jersey to show their support.
For more information about Jersey Day and how you can become involved visit https://www.jerseyday.com.au/
Saturday 9 November 2019
Saturday 9 November 2019 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 fo Deyaan' by registering their decision to become an organ and tissue donor.
For more information about Saffron Day, visit www.saffronday.org/
DonateLife Thank You Day
Monday 18 November 2019
Monday 18 November 2019 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 to all donors and their families that agreed to donation by posting a public message on social media using #thankyouday #donatelife.
You can also show your support by joining the Australian Organ Donor Register to one day save lives at donatelife.gov.au.
For more information about DonateLife Thank You Day and how you can get involved keep an eye on this page.