DonateLife Western Australia offers education sessions on organ and tissue donation to the healthcare sector and the public including schools, private business and organisations.
Presentations covering a range of topics relating to organ and tissue donation are available for local groups. To arrange a presentation please Contact DonateLife WA.
Donor Family Support and Counselling Service
An open invitation is extended to all our donor families to engage in bereavement support with our professionally trained bereavement counsellor. DonateLife WA provides a no cost confidential counselling service through a variety of modes such as face to face, telephone and Skype for individuals, families, friends, children and adolescents. DonateLife WA also provides bereavement support through monthly support groups, grief and loss workshops for the bereaved, and an abundance of resource materials which includes books, articles and web page links.
DonateLife WA also provides an external referral service for up to six bereavement counselling sessions paid for by DonateLife WA. We can give you a list of accredited counsellors or you can request a counsellor of your choice.
Please contact our Donor Family Support Co-ordinator on 08 9222 0222 to discuss your support needs.
Anonymous correspondence between donor families and recipients
Donor families and transplant recipients can write anonymous letters through a “How Do I Write” brochure containing guidelines on writing for both donor families and recipients. Contact DonateLife WA to receive this brochure.
DonateLife Remembrance Ceremony
The 2012 DonateLife Remembrance Ceremony was held on Sunday 25 March at Lake Monger Reserve, honouring the memory of people who have recently left behind the legacy of life by donating their organs and tissues for transplantation.
DonateLife WA hosted the ceremony for the 600 families and friends of donors from the past year, placing 96 names on Western Australia's donor honour board as a lasting tribute to their final act of generosity.
Annual tree planting ceremony
The annual tree planting ceremony commemorates donors and offers recipients and their families the chance to acknowledge those who have given the gift of renewed life and opportunity to others. Many of the trees in the reserve have been planted by donor families and transplant recipients.