Gift of Life’s DonateLife Walk will be held for the eighth year on Wednesday 26 February 2014, beginning at 7am sharp.
Thousands of Canberrans are expected to take part to show their support for organ and tissue donation. The event is organised by Gift of Life and sponsored by the Australian Government’s Organ and Tissue Authority which promotes the national reform program in this sector.
The walk is Canberra’s main community event during national DonateLife Week, which runs from Sunday 23 February to Sunday 2 March 2014.
During this week we’re asking every family to ‘have the chat’ with loved ones to make sure their donation decision is known. DonateLife Week is a good opportunity to register your donation decision on the Australian Organ Donor Register, and encourage your loved ones to register their decision.
This is important because organ and tissue donation saves lives. One donor can transform the lives of up to 10 people and significantly improve the lives of many more.