DonateLife Book of Life: A collection of life-saving and life-changing stories from people touched by organ and tissue donation.
The book was launched by Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC CVO, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia at the National Library of Australia to launch DonateLife Week in in February 2010. A year later the Governor-General gifted the DonateLife Book of Life to the National Library of Australia’s permanent collection. From a humble 44 stories at its inception, there were over 300 contributions featured in the gifted volumes.
The book continues to grow and smaller volumes are now available for viewing or purchase. These real and inspiring stories offer insight into the lives of those waiting for transplantation, those living with the loss of loved ones who were organ and tissue donors, those who as living donors are part of the Kidney Exchange Program as well as those working and volunteering in the field.
You are invited to read the stories or submit your own by using the navigation bar to the left or images below.