Meet eight year old Zoe who was born with a congenital heart defect and pulmonary hypertension. By age 4 she was severely unwell and had a line inserted to administered medication day and night. By 5 years old she’d received a life-saving heart and double-lung transplant thanks to an anonymous organ donor. These days, Zoe loves to be as active as possible. She enjoys swimming, footy and... View details ⇨
Cystic Fibrosis patient and double lung recipient Emma was interviewed for the Dumbo Feather podcast series ‘That Time When…’, discussing how she got breath back thanks to transplant and her anonymous donor. Don’t forget to make your decision count and talk to your family today. To find out about Emma’s experience, listen here: [ Dumbofeather.com Link ] #donatelife #makeitcount
DonateLife will be at tonight’s NRL - National Rugby League State of Origin game promoting organ and tissue donation.
If you’re a lucky ticket holder we’d love to have you drop by the DonateLife Marquee where you can register your decision to save lives as an organ and tissue donor. Donatelife.gov.au #donatelife. Also keep an eye out on our snapchat account @DonateLifeToday for all the... View details ⇨
Did you know all major religions support organ donation?
Religious leaders from the Islamic, Hindu, Catholic, Jewish, Buddhist and Greek Orthodox faiths have all acknowledged their support for donation. Check out our faith and in language resources. [ Donatelife.gov.au Link ]
In the lead up to DonateLife Week (30 July – 6 August) we’ll be introducing you to some very generous people who are sharing their stories as part of our campaign. Meet Ellice. Ellice was born with Cystic Fibrosis and although she had a healthy and active childhood, doctors told her family that she wouldn’t survive beyond the age of 12 without a double-lung transplant.
Ellice rejected the idea... View details ⇨
A world first at Austin Health as Cystic Fibrosis patient Steph undergoes a combined intestinal, pancreas, liver and kidney transplant. We honour the gift made possible by the donor and their family and the many dedicated clinical staff who saved Steph's life. [ Austin.org.au Link ] #donatelife
There’s no better time to give blood than during National Blood Donor Week. Blood donors gave an incredible 1.3 million donations last year and it’s our chance this week to say thanks to our Bloody Legends. Make your status legendary and make an appointment today [ Don8blood.com Link ]
The 26th Queensland DonateLife Service of Remembrance was held at the Victoria Park Golf Complex on Sunday in recognition of all those who have been part of the organ and tissue donation and transplant journey. Register your decision today
Thanks to the 19 Bendigo Bank branches in regional Victoria who during the months of June and July are promoting organ and tissue donation in collaboration with the Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation. Make your decision count and join the Australian Organ Donor Register today at
Proud to support #JuneforJames in memory of James Ackerman. James saved lives as an organ donor in 2015, following a tragic accident on the football field. Our heartfelt thanks to the Ackerman family who so generously share the legacy of James’s gift of organ donation to encourage others to decide and discuss donation decisions. You can honour James’ legacy by joining the Australian Organ... View details ⇨
This month we continue to have many DonateLife Services of Remembrance being held in recognition of all those who have been part of the organ and tissue donation and transplant journey. These services provide an opportunity for acknowledgement and gratitude towards donors and their families, as well as a chance for those touched by organ and tissue donation to meet with others whose lives have... View details ⇨
June is National Burns Awareness Month . A timely reminder to register as an organ and tissue donor. One donor can transform the lives of many people - there are often 20-30 recipients who benefit from one multi-tissue donor. #makeitcount #donatelife
It's Bowel Cancer Awareness Month - get behind it! An annual initiative raising awareness of a disease that claims the lives of 80 Australians every week. Saving lives through early detection – as bowel cancer is one of the most treatable types of cancer if found early.#BowelCancerAustralia #GetBehindIt
We honour Anthony Foster and his family for their generous decision to save lives through the gift of organ donation. We convey our deepest condolences to the Foster family at this difficult time. In a statement issued on the weekend the family said:
“Ultimately, Anthony was a passionate family man; he intensely adored his wife of 36 years Chrissy, and had a twinkle in his eye who just... View details ⇨