2021 Donate Life Week 25th July – 1st August
For three hundred and sixty-five days a year, we should be thinking about organ donation, not just focus on it for a week. Because it can touch us personally at any time. That could be losing a loved one and making that very unselfish decision of organ donation. Or it could be a family member or friend receiving that gift of life.
Did you know there are more that 1600 Australians are on the waitlist for a life-saving transplant, every new registration counts.
Bayside Rotarian Ian understands the importance of organ donation when losing his wife Heather in a dreadful car accident in 2019, he and his family made the decision to say YES
Consider the ripple effect this had on so many families. It isn’t just the 5 organs that were donated to those 5 people. It is the other lives that are touched because a family in their time of grief made the decision to say Yes
This picture shows the Aranyosi family. Ian with his children their partners and his grandchildren.  This Sprint car was dressed to bring attention to the Donatelife campaign and to remember Heather, it was displayed and raced January 2020 at the Warrnambool Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic, which is the second largest event of its kind in the world.
Never assume you are too old, too young, or not healthy enough to become a donor. Register now, simply click https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/medicare/australian-organ-donor-register/how-register
This year, the goal is to have 100,000 registrations. Please check your registrations to see they are still current, chat with your family and friends - and encourage them to check theirs.
If updating is required, or registration is needed ---- register using the above link.