DonateLife Thank You Day

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Sunday 19 November 2017 is DonateLife Thank You Day – a national day dedicated to honouring all organ and tissue donors and their families.

Help us promote awareness of the day in your workplace, your school and your community. The Thank You Day Supporter Kit has a range of ideas and resources to get you started – including posters to download and display, online banners and social media content. Download your Supporter Kit today

Each year, living and deceased donors and their families save and transform the lives of thousands of Australians through the gift of organ and tissue donation.

Thank You Day is a time for the community to come together and say ‘thank you’ to all donors and their families, whose stories inspire us to register at and discuss our donation decisions.

It’s also an opportunity to acknowledge our donation and transplantation specialists, joined by many other health professionals, who care for our donors, recipients and their families.

Share your message of thanks this #ThankYouDay

Create and share a Thank You message on your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts to promote awareness of organ and tissue donation and to thank all who make the gift of donation possible.

  • Create a message to share on your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account. Not sure what to say? Have a look at our Supporter Kit for some ideas.
  • Share one of our social media tiles or suggested posts in the Supporter Kit.
  • Register at and share your decision to one day save lives via social media

Share your message from Monday 13 November to Sunday 26 November 2017.

Please post your message of thanks as a public message, with the hashtags #ThankYouDay #donatelife, so we can share your message on our Storify feed.

If you or a loved one is a transplant recipient, you might like to thank your donor, their family, the physicians or a special friend or family member who helped along your transplant journey. To protect anonymity and confidentiality, we ask that transplant recipients do not mention the date of the transplant or the name of the hospital where the transplant took place.

We encourage all transplant recipients to refer to the Correspondence Guidelines for Transplant Recipients.




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the facts about organ and
tissue donation

  • Frequently asked questions
  • Understanding donation


and register on the Australian
Organ Donor Register

  • Register your decision


your donation decision with family and friends

  • Who needs to know?
  • How to start the discussion