Campaigns and Events
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: donatelife.gov.au/get-involved/donatelife-week
Every year, activities and events take place across NSW as part of DonateLife Week.
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 jerseyday.com.au.
22 October 2023
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 saffronday.org.
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 19 November 2023 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 donatelife.gov.au/get-involved/donatelife-thank-you-day.