Join thousands of Canberrans for the Gift of Life's annual DonateLife Walk on Wednesday 27 February 2013 and show your support for raising awareness of organ and tissue donation.
Thousands of Canberrans are expected to take part to show their support for raising awareness of organ and tissue donation. The event is sponsored by the Australian Government’s Organ and Tissue Authority, which promotes the national reform agenda in this sector.
Organised by Gift of Life, the walk 2013 is a key community event in Canberra during national DonateLife Week, which runs from Sunday 24 February to Sunday 3 March 2013. During this week, all Australians are being asked to “Discover, Decide, Discuss” organ and tissue donation to “Make their organ and tissue donation wish count”.
It is important that family consent rates increase, which is a critical factor in increasing organ and tissue donation for transplantation outcomes, thereby saving the lives of many more Australians each year. If your wish is to transform lives, make it count; register your decision on the Australian Organ Donor Register and most importantly, share your wish with your family and close friends. This is because in Australia, the family of every potential donor is always asked to confirm the donation wishes of their loved one before organ and/or tissue donation can proceed. And make sure you ask and know your loved one’s wishes so that you can make their wish count, should the situation arise.