Thank you for your interest in DonateLife. Our aim is to encourage more young people to ask and know the donation wishes of their loved ones, and to make sure that their wishes are known.
We need your help to engage young Australians to think about whether they would know what to say if asked "did they want to be an organ and tissue donor?".
To assist you, we have produced a Youth Supporters Kit. This resource includes a range of ideas, materials and templates that you can use to promote DonateLife and to encourage discussion among young people.
Did you know:
- Although more young people are discussing organ and tissue donation , one in two young people don't know their family members' donation wishes.
- 40% of young people are unaware that one day they could be asked to confirm the donation wishes of a family member, should the situation arise.
- Every family member needs to know each other's donation wishes. Why? Because in Australia the family will always be asked to confirm the donation wishes of the deceased before donation can proceed.
- One organ and tissue donor can save or improve the lives of 10 or more people.
We also want more young people to make an informed decision about whether they would be willing to become an organ and tissue donor and to share this decision with their family and close friends.
To check out the inspirational stories of people touched by organ and tissue donation please read the DonateLife Book of Life .
You can access these resources by following the links below:
What sort of help is available from DonateLife?
There is a DonateLife Agency in each state or territory. The Communications Manager at the agencies can assist you in planning your event, provide advice and information and pending availability make available possible guest speakers. You can find contact details for the DonateLife Agencies on the DonateLife website.