This year we again ran The Great Registration Race for DonateLife Week to drive up registrations on the Australian Organ Donor Register.
We are pleased to let you know that 60,000 more Australians registered to be organ and tissue donors during the campaign period, which we think was an extraordinary effort!
Activities kicked off in July, gaining momentum up to DonateLife Week held from Sunday 24 July to Sunday 31 July and continuing until the end of August.
We wanted to continue to reach out to the 13 million Australians aged 16+ who are eligible to register as organ and tissue donors, but haven’t. We wanted to convey urgency and spark action — There’s no need to delay. It takes less than 1 minute to sign up at donatelife.gov.au or just 3 taps in your Medicare app.
We’ve had the privilege of sharing remarkable and heartfelt stories of love, loss, resilience, hope and gratitude from donor families, transplant recipients, as well as staff and volunteers from all around Australia. The backbone of DonateLife Week campaigns has always been community involvement, we could not do it without you.
To all DonateLife supporters, we thank you for getting behind us this year, as you continue to show up for us every year.
Every action helps — posting a selfie on social media, sharing DonateLife messaging, being interviewed for the media, volunteering time at an event, or speaking to your family, friends and colleagues about the importance of organ and tissue donation. Thank you, we are so grateful for your support.
Every conversation and mention about #DonateLife counts.
Explore a full wrap up of the DonateLife Week 2022 in our DonateLife Week highlights.