Sydney University Surgical Society has been awarded a Community Awareness Grant by the Organ and Tissue Authority to promote organ and tissue donation during DonateLife Week 2015.
In any given month there are approximately 1,600 Australians on the waiting list to receive transplants. One day, you could transform the lives of 10 or more people by becoming a donor. If you’ve decided about becoming a donor, you need to register your decision on the Australian Organ Donor Register and most importantly, discuss it with your loved ones.
SUSS events on campus during DonateLife Week
Monday, August 3: BBQ lunch on Eastern Avenue (details TBA)
Monday August 3 – Thursday August 6: Information Stall on Eastern Avenue
Thursday August 6: DonateLife Transplant Symposium – register on the Facebook event
And like the DonateLife at Sydney University Facebook page to stay updated on the week’s events and for insights into the medicine, science, and personal aspects of organ donation.
We are looking for volunteers to help out with the stall, so please contact Nathalie Rasko at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can donate an hour of your time.
For further information, visit donatelife.gov.au.
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