Last Friday our wonderful team wore their favourite jersey to work in support of Jersey Day! The team enjoyed a belated and well-deserved EOFY lunch and sparked the conversation around organ & tissue donations.
Jersey day is an annual event intended to raise awareness for organ and tissue donations. The charity began in 2015 after a young boy named Nathan Gremmo lost his life in an accident. However, Nathan’s family chose to give the gift of life to others to honour the legacy of Nathan’s generous personality – this gift saved 6 other Australians lives!
It is an amazing cause that is worth talking about and maybe even supporting in your workplace. Here are some facts about organ and tissue donation from the Jersey Day website:
- Firstly, one organ and tissue donor can transform the lives of 10 or more people.
- Around 1,500 people are on Australian organ transplant waiting lists at any one time.
- In 2014, 1,117 Australians received an organ transplant as a result of the generosity of 378 organ donors whose families agreed to donation at the time of their loved one’s death.
For more information on Jersey Day head to their website. You can also visit the donatelife.gov.au website for more information on the facts of organ and tissue donation and how to become a donor.