Application for Membership
Gift of Life is based in Canberra and is a non-governmental advocacy group promoting organ and tissue donation. We play an influential role both in the ACT and surrounding region and at the national level. Our Board meets regularly to determine action. We lobby both the Australian and ACT governments and sometimes also interstate on policy-related issues at the political level. We work closely with the Australian Government's Organ and Tissue Authority and have recently been closely involved in the preparation of a national community speakers' resource kit for use by volunteer speakers. We participate in DonateLife ACT policy advisory groups.
We also play a prominent role on education and awareness-raising – with our prime activities being the annual walk around the lake and the ACT Chief Minister's awards to citizens in the ACT and surrounding region who have made a major contribution to organ and tissue donation awareness. We speak to schools, clubs and other organisations. From time to time, we become involved with sporting events such as fun runs, golf days and football matches. We maintain a website detailing our activities and our constitution www.giftoflife.asn.au
The Board of Gift of Life becomes engaged in these various activities and sometimes seeks the cooperation of our members by calling upon them to become involved. Such involvement is, of course, voluntary.
We also invite members to attend our Annual General Meeting, usually in November, when election to the Board, the annual financial statement and any other business is discussed.
To become a member of Gift of Life Inc., please complete the following (there is no membership fee involved):