Sunday 17 November is DonateLife Thank You Day. This is a national day to acknowledge all organ and tissue donors and their families.
Lives are transformed through the ultimate gift of organ and tissue donation. Receiving a transplant has far-reaching effects, benefiting both recipients and their loved ones.
In the last decade, more than 11,000 Australians have had their lives saved as a result of an organ transplant due to the generosity of over 4,000 donors and their families.
People may need a transplant because they suffer from inherited conditions or due to illness, accidents or genetic abnormalities.
With around 1,400 Australians waiting for a life-saving transplant, and a further 11,000 people on dialysi, every donation counts.
DonateLife Thank You Day is an Australian Government initiative as part of the Organ and Tissue Authority’s national Community Awareness Program.
For more information about DonateLife Thank You Day, including how you can get involved, or to register as a donor visit donatelife.gov.au