Book of Life volumes

The DonateLife Book of Life is available for download in individual volumes. Each volume contains 19 stories.

To confirm which volume your story is published in you can view the stories in each volume and download the volumes below.

Purchase a Book of Life volume

For further information contact the OTA at enquiries@donatelife.gov.au

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Book of Life – Volume 1

 

Story title

Author

Volume 1

Ali's gift

Mark

Volume 1

He had decided to become an organ donor

Glenys

Volume 1

Scott's story

Philippa

Volume 1

Daniel

Julie

Volume 1

Out of the blue

Jen

Volume 1

Brett

Judy

Volume 1

Demi's story

Demi & Angela

Volume 1

137 steps…a donor's story

Tanya and Juana

Volume 1

Anton

Kate

Volume 1

When I grow up…I'd like to be well

Sophie

Volume 1

Proud to be a DonateLife Ambasssador

Denise

Volume 1

Our angel Lucas

Tennille

Volume 1

My corneal transplant

Julie

Volume 1

Justin's story

Penny

Volume 1

The ultimate gift

Kate

Volume 1

Annette

Marjorie

Volume 1

Two lives were saved

Melissa

Volume 1

My life is whole again

Ian

Volume 1

Our deepest gratitude

Rachael & Richard

 

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Book of Life – Volume 2

 

Story title

Author

Volume 2

The joy of a transplant

Colleen

Volume 2

Education helps family discussion & decision

Brooke

Volume 2

Simon

Maureen

Volume 2

Colleague's life saved

John

Volume 2

Donor a life-saver

Mill

Volume 2

Shining stars

Mary

Volume 2

Brad's life back on track

Lyall

Volume 2

Eyes see all!

Melissa

Volume 2

A long wait

Mick

Volume 2

A child's donation

Maggie

Volume 2

I'm one of the lucky one's

Maureen

Volume 2

My husband's story

Tracy

Volume 2

From one brother to another

Kelvin

Volume 2

ANGLs in Kokoda

Sheree

Volume 2

A new start to life

Kristy

Volume 2

Gift of Life

Josephine

Volume 2

Emma's story

Emma's mum

Volume 2

My brother

Ian

Volume 2

Walking on water

Nic

Book of Life – Volume 3

 

Story title

Author

Volume 3

An 11th hour gift of life

Marion

Volume 3

My Hunt

Trista

Volume 3

The gift of life

David @ GoLi

Volume 3

Gary's transplant

Carole

Volume 3

Seeing is believing

Ellen

Volume 3

Organ gifts save lives

Andrew's family Lynne

Volume 3

Welcome 'back' Maz

Marion

Volume 3

Silent disease with a donation relief

Kerry

Volume 3

Something good out of something tragic

Joy

Volume 3

Mitchell's dream saved lives

Sonja

Volume 3

Notes on a transplant

Helen

Volume 3

Louise undergoes a heart transplant

Louise

Volume 3

Gift

Julie

Volume 3

A chance diagnosis led to a transplant

Margaret

Volume 3

16 extra years…thank you

Vern

Volume 3

Aaron's gifts

Leah

Volume 3

Doug's journey

Doug

Volume 3

having life is simply the best

jan

Volume 3

Even storm clouds have a silver lining

Lizzie

 

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Book of Life – Volume 4

 

Story title

Author

Volume 4

I owe my life to a stranger

Racquel

Volume 4

My lucky day

Peter

Volume 4

Finding hope in grief

Bernie

Volume 4

The best thing you'll ever do

Christine

Volume 4

Great life after transplant

Jeffrey

Volume 4

Courage rises above all heartache

Elizabeth

Volume 4

Waste not, want not

Sarah

Volume 4

Have a chat, see what people are thinking

Dearan

Volume 4

Wife, mother and now a nan

Ronwyn

Volume 4

Thank you

Gary

Volume 4

Someone was looking after me

Ivan

Volume 4

Broden's story

Paula

Volume 4

A gift to treasure

Cheryl

Volume 4

A second life through the gift of sight

Shirley

Volume 4

Quality of life restored

Linda

Volume 4

A special gift

Elaine

Volume 4

Special gift

Jessica

Volume 4

Michael's story

Michael

Volume 4

A life renewed

Lyn

Book of Life – Volume 5

Volume 5

I should be so lucky

Noelene

Volume 5

Mr Darcey's generous gift of love

Helen

Volume 5

A liver recipient

Anthony

Volume 5

The miracle of transplant

Bob Jones

Volume 5

God I can't do this

Barbara

Volume 5

Troy

Faye and Les

Volume 5

A big thank you from the bottom of my new heart

Grant

Volume 5

It was really worthwhile

Mervyn

Volume 5

A birthday wish comes true

Lorinda

Volume 5

Waiting for a transplant has cost me my job

Teresa

Volume 5

Gift of life

Lina

Volume 5

Thank you

Jeannie

Volume 5

Aileen's story

Aileen

Volume 5

Amien's gift of life

Sonja

Volume 5

The best of human spirit

Peter

Volume 5

The gift

Marie

Volume 5

Liver transplant recipient: Joy

Joy

Volume 5

Imagine

Josh

Volume 5

Rebecca's story

Debbie

 

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Book of Life – Volume 6

 

Story title

Author

Volume 6

Your powerful gift

Jason

Volume 6

She lived her life to the fullest

David

Volume 6

Life is an amazing journey

Katrina

Volume 6

Mum

Irene

Volume 6

Andrea's story

Andrea

Volume 6

A gift of love Dedicated to my donor & their family

Mal

Volume 6

Australian's please become donors

Phil

Volume 6

A chance for a better sight

Miriam

Volume 6

our Linda-our sister

Barbara

Volume 6

Donation is a valuable coonversation to have

Kathy

Volume 6

John

Sandra

Volume 6

A new liver, a new life

Will

Volume 6

The life I waited for

Roxanne

Volume 6

A life too short

Jill & Keith

Volume 6

Finally I can breathe

Laurn

Volume 6

A transplant made me a better person

Karen

Volume 6

The valve that saved my baby's life

Linda

Volume 6

A new beginning

imogen

Volume 6

Steph's story

Steph

 

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Book of Life – Volume 7

 

Story title

Author

Volume 7

Natalie's story

Natalie

Volume 7

With science and humanity

Dr Jeanette Young

Volume 7

No greater gift

Kylie

Volume 7

Our hero

Sharon

Volume 7

John's story

John

Volume 7

The benefit of tissue donation

Jenni

Volume 7

My transplant journey

Didamain

Volume 7

My transplant story

Pat

Volume 7

Tinni's story

Mum Dad

Volume 7

My transplant journey

Linda

Volume 7

Hip to be donors

Bill and Joan

Volume 7

A friend's donation

Andrew

Volume 7

It's pretty scary when you can't breathe

John

Volume 7

A child on a journey

Hilary, Trevor and Liam

Volume 7

Andrew’s new heart

Andrew

Volume 7

The best gift

renee

Volume 7

David

Denise and John

Volume 7

The day that changed our lives forever

Karla

Volume 7

Any better and I would be a super hero

Adam

 

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Book of Life – Volume 8

 

Story title

Author

Volume 8

Thank you

Brad

Volume 8

Twice as lucky

Michelle

Volume 8

Double or nothing

Kerry

Volume 8

The day our family changed forever

Ron, Sandra & Karen

Volume 8

Our neighbours extraordinary gift

Faye

Volume 8

My experience with renal failure

Anne

Volume 8

My Valentine's Day gift

Katrina

Volume 8

My sister

Gaylene

Volume 8

My kidney transplant story

Margaret

Volume 8

Neville would have given his last cent

Neville

Volume 8

How lucky am I?

Judanne

Volume 8

Enjoying life and breathing deep

Toni

Volume 8

Back on track thanks to Bone Bank

Ashleigh

Volume 8

An honour and a privilege

Tina

Volume 8

Anthony

Sharkey

Volume 8

A mother's story

Dawn

Volume 8

Two chances at life

Gemma

Volume 8

Twanny's gift of life after 40 years

Twanny

Volume 8

Just do it!

Anonymous

Book of Life – Volume 9

 

Story title

Author

Volume 9

My family

Cheryl

Volume 9

My left kidney

Pru

Volume 9

From death;s door to the wiggles

Allan

Volume 9

I always found a rainbow

Paula

Volume 9

One man did make a difference

Mike

Volume 9

Pete's legacy

Kerri and Terry

Volume 9

Simone has received and now she gives

Simone

Volume 9

Shaun's story

Shaun

Volume 9

Thirty three years ago life was different

Robyn

Volume 9

Alex

Alex's family

Volume 9

Brother and sister

Patti

Volume 9

Daniel

Daniel

Volume 9

What a friend

Martin

Volume 9

My son

Sue

Volume 9

Gail and Paul's story

Gail and Paul

Volume 9

Another chapter of life given

Terry

Volume 9

Gift of life

Alisha

Volume 9

Jackson's hope

Wendy

Volume 9

Mum's long struggle for breathe

Leonie

 

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Book of Life – Volume 10

 

Story title

Author

Volume 10

Transplant

Lynda

Volume 10

A gift from a stranger

Kyla

Volume 10

A breathe of fresh air

Rebecca

Volume 10

Our pair of hearts

Jayne & Nicole

Volume 10

Christopher

Christopher

Volume 10

Our kidney transplant

Josie

Volume 10

Jessica

Jessica

Volume 10

An act of undying love

Tonia

Volume 10

Gift of life a miracle

Sandra

Volume 10

Life is a gift

Kate

Volume 10

Bluey's story

Geoff

Volume 10

Kerry

Kerry

Volume 10

The heart of it all

Lynda

Volume 10

Memorial to Douglass

Wendy

Volume 10

Gift to last a lifetime

Judith

Volume 10

Do not go gentle into that goodnight

Stephen

Volume 10

Alison's story

Alison

Volume 10

Just to be here…

Julie

Volume 10

Barney's gift

Lainie

 

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Book of Life – Volume 11

 

Story title

Author

Volume 11

Taylor's gift

Lea and Peter

Volume 11

Claude's story

Elena and Bill

Volume 11

James helped save five Australians

James' family

Volume 11

Linda is helping to lead the way

Linda

Volume 11

Back on track

Johnny

Volume 11

A very special Christmas

Robin

Volume 11

Gift from my mother

Mike

Volume 11

The gift

Stephen

Volume 11

Corneal transplants: the gift of sight

John

Volume 11

The value of 'thank you'

Colleen

Volume 11

New vision for a young artist

Bree-Anna

Volume 11

10 years on and still going strong

Shirley

Volume 11

Christopher's story

Judy, Michael, Daniel & Harrison

Volume 11

From the other side

Sue

Volume 11

DonateLife Week

Shelley

Volume 11

My donor kidney and me

Judy

Volume 11

Danielle's story

Helen and Barrie

Volume 11

Aaron's story

Judi

Volume 11

Kylie's story

Kylie

Book of Life – Volume 12

 

Story title

Author

Volume 12

A good luck story

Shirley

Volume 12

Zaidee's story and Zaidee's rainbow shoelaces

Alllan and Kim

Volume 12

Jennie

Jennie

Volume 12

The best gift

Ramona

Volume 12

One good turn deserves another

Brett

Volume 12

Delivered by an angel

Tim

Volume 12

One chance. One life.

Ashley's family

Volume 12

A long road with a happy ending

Tom

Volume 12

One man and his bike!

Keith

Volume 12

I didn't give you life, but I can give it back to you

Rachel

Volume 12

Dialysis dreaming

Paul

Volume 12

Thank you

Christopher

Volume 12

Once only second chance

Tony

Volume 12

Islets of dreams

Mary

Volume 12

For me, every day is a blessing

Yvonne

Volume 12

Jason

Amanda

Volume 12

Priceless gift given to me by a generous donor

Suzanne

Volume 12

Double or nothing

Joel

Volume 12

Remembering you- In loving memory of our son Paul

Claire

 

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Book of Life – Volume 13

 

Story title

Author

Volume 13

Thank you for the greatest gift

Patrick

Volume 13

Forever grateful

James

Volume 13

For the love of Adi

Mum, dad sisters and family

Volume 13

Oscar's choice

Catia

Volume 13

A rainbow poem

Doug

Volume 13

A new kidney and new life

Kevin

Volume 13

An unknown angel

Aleisha

Volume 13

Gone too early, but not in vain

Michelle and Jon

Volume 13

My donor family heroes

Christine

Volume 13

The eyes have it

Mari

Volume 13

The little black duck

Felicity

Volume 13

Best present in years

Tamika

Volume 13

Samantha

Tony and Carol

Volume 13

That magic moment

Louise

Volume 13

Elizabeth–wife, mother, nana

Lisa

Volume 13

Bruce's gift

Kerri

Volume 13

Beccky's story

Beccky

Volume 13

Bek's story…you can't just wait

Kerrie

Volume 13

Turn a negative into a positive

Susan

 

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Book of Life – Volume 14

 

Story title

Author

Volume 14

My mum gave sight to two people

Christee

Volume 14

Thank you to all donors for your precious gift of life

Heather

Volume 14

My Transplant after 10 years wait!

Maxwell

Volume 14

Donor Wishes

Cheryl

Volume 14

Danny and Edna - A mothers gift to her son

Elif

Volume 14

Thank you

Adam

Volume 14

A dream come true

Diane

Volume 14

To give and to take. To donate and to receive.

John

Volume 14

Dung's story

Dung

Volume 14

Mitchell - Taller, Smarter, Funnier

Vanessa

Volume 14

Appreciate Life

Rachel

Volume 14

New found friends

Pamela

Volume 14

A better man

Dean

Volume 14

Thank you for giving me my life back

Tara

Volume 14

Naomi

Judy

Volume 14

Ken-As good as you can get

Jo

Volume 14

Ray Ray's story

Karen

Volume 14

Julie's story

Peggy and david

Volume 14

Paired Kidney Exchange

Rodney

Book of Life – Volume 15

 

Story title

Author

Volume 15

Thank you to my unknown donor

Taing

Volume 15

Gaynor's story

Gaynor

Volume 15

My second chance in life

Eda

Volume 15

Hero

Irene

Volume 15

Stewart-Story of encouragement

Helen

Volume 15

Hayden-Born an angel

Robyn, Jeff and Ryan

Volume 15

Angus's story

Angus

Volume 15

The anniversary

Paige

Volume 15

A precious gift

Jennifer

Volume 15

Mum

Angela

Volume 15

A second chance

Racquel

Volume 15

Rodney-the perfect man

Val, Tracey and Trent

Volume 15

Turia's story

Turia

Volume 15

A Special Son and Brother. Forever Young.

Patricia

Volume 15

Angels of Humanity

Karen

Volume 15

Forever grateful

Brian

Volume 15

Ongoing generations

Suzi

Volume 15

Birthday Gift

Tracey and Trevor

Volume 15

My dad, Mark

Tara

 

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Book of Life – Volume 16

 

Story title

Author

Volume 16

David (Dave)

Judy and Ian

Volume 16

Judy's story

Judy and Ian

Volume 16

My little brother, my big hero

Kristy

Volume 16

Donald

David and Joy

Volume 16

The three gifts

Joanne

Volume 16

Amanda's story

Amanda

Volume 16

Birthday gift!

Tracey Flitcroft

Volume 16

The three gifts

Joanne Bird

Volume 16

My second chance

Dajana Tesevic

Volume 16

Adams Liver Transplant

Tricia Swann

Volume 16

Marilyn

Marilyn and Eddy Velonas

Volume 16

Paul's Long and Winding Road

Paul Turner

Volume 16

From giving through life to giving life.

Martin Liprini

Volume 16

Patrick's Story

Rhani Capobianco

Volume 16

Pip's Gift

Claire Macey

Volume 16

Matthew’s Story

Jennifer Larraine Reynolds

Volume 16

T is for…

Heather Nicholls

Volume 16

My living non-direct kidney donation story

Anthony Parr

Volume 16

An angel somewhere

Jill Flakemore

Volume 16

Stephania's story

Valasia

 

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Book of Life – Volume 17

 

Story title

Author

Volume 17

Angel

Louise

Volume 17

Maureen

Cassie

Volume 17

Hearts of Gold

Suzette

Volume 17

A life's journey - the waiting

Eric

Volume 17

Grateful doesn't even begin to describe how I feel

Heidi

Volume 17

Callum

Rebecca

Volume 17

Pamela - An artist from the start

Ken

Volume 17

Kai

Angela

Volume 17

The gift

Frances

Volume 17

My brother Danny

David

Volume 17

My second corneal graft in 25 years

Gaynor

Volume 17

Living large

Jeff

Volume 17

DonateLife, donate me - a poem to Richard

Alex

Volume 17

Azza - A life well lived

Michele

Volume 17

Organ and tissue donation: a family on the same page

 Sue

Volume 17

Our daughter Kaylene

Lucy

Volume 17

Brendan's story by his parents Marlane and Ray

Ray

Volume 17

Cassie's story

Cassie

Volume 17

My Sally

Tom

Volume 17

Our daughter

Christine

 

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Book of Life - Volume 18

Download Volume 18 of the DonateLife Book of Life 

 

Story title

Author

Volume 18

Organ donation is a very good thing

Adam

Volume 18

New Liver New Life!!

Ante

Volume 18

A Precious Gift of Live and Love Story

Bruce

Volume 18

My Dad, his legacy

Charlotte

Volume 18

Gail's story

Gail

Volume 18

A long way from home

George

Volume 18

Ben's Story

Graham and Elayne

Volume 18

One of the lucky people

Janie

Volume 18

Jeannie's story

Jeannie

Volume 18

My Sister

Priscilla

Volume 18

Kathryn's story

Kathryn

Volume 18

I can see clearly now

Kerrie

Volume 18

My Mum

Lauren

Volume 18

Young at heart

Lorraine

Volume 18

The story of Nathan

Rob, Karin, Dylan, 

Jessika and Hannah

Volume 18

Damian's Destiny

Sharon

Volume 18

Tony's story

Tony

Volume 18

Down one, down two, down three... GO!

Tracey

Volume 18

Only you can make the decision

Victor

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