DonateLife Week finishes on Sunday 9th August. To help raise awareness volunteers will be at the Strathfieldsaye and Kangaroo Flat game this weekend.
DonateLife is the Federal government organisation that is responsible for governing and promoting organ and tissue donation within Australia. Since its inception in 2009, DonateLife has been working to increase the number of people who can receive live saving and life transforming transplants through the implementation of a suite of reforms. One of the main components of these reforms is to communicate with the Australian population about organ and tissue donation, with the aim of ensuring that everyone knows the facts about donation, has decided if they wish to donate, and has communicated that decision with the people closest to them. As a result of the reforms, over the life of the organisation the number of donations in Australia has almost doubled from the long term average, meaning that many more people have had the opportunity to receive transplants.