Jersey Day – 4th September 2020
Written by Darryn Capes-Davis on 20 August 2020
JERSEY DAY is all about promoting awareness of The Organ and Tissue Authority and the DONATE LIFE network.
Each JERSEY DAY we ask schools and workplaces across Australia to allow students and employees to wear their favourite sporting jersey to school or work to show their support for the DONATE LIFE network and begin the conversation with their friends and families about organ donation.
JERSEY DAY has been inspired by the story of NATHAN GREMMO who was tragically lost in an accident in May 2015. Nathan’s family chose to give the gift of life to others to honour the legacy of Nathan’s generous personality.
This campaign is all about raising awareness – there is no requirement to raise funds.
Simply wear your favourite sporting jersey to school or work on JERSEY DAY and begin the conversation with your friends and family about organ donation.
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DID YOU KNOW?
- JERSEY DAY is on Friday 4th September 2020.
- JERSEY DAY is the perfect opportunity to start a discussion with your loved ones about organ donation.
- Make sure to wear your favourite sporting jersey on JERSEY DAY to show your support.
- Organ donation can save the lives of many people.
- Around 1,400 Australians are currently waitlisted for a transplant.
- To become an organ donor, you need to join the Australian Organ Donor Registry.
- State based driver’s license donor registries no longer exist.
- In Australia, family members will always be asked to confirm the decision of organ donation.
- That is why discussing your decision with family and friends is so important.
- You can register your decision at donatelife.gov.au.