The family of Lui Polimeni made the decision to donate his organs following his tragic passing saving the lives of others. This, together with the loss of a young member of the Gundagai community, has inspired the Jugiong and Gundagai communities to band together this DonateLife Week with Cootamundra residents invited to be part of a dinner later this month. The recent, tragic loss of two young members of the Jugiong and Gundagai communities and the decision of their families toprovidethe gift of life, or improved quality of life, to those inneed of an organtransplant,has struck a chord with surroundingcommunities.
This DonateLife Week (July 31 until August 7)all Riverina residents are encouragedtojoin the Australian Organ Donor Register (AODR) to help end the wait for those in need of a life-savingtransplant.
Less than a third of Australian adults are on the national register, despite a majority ofAustralians indicating they arewilling to donate.
Registering a decision is important as it leaves family members in nodoubt when making thedecision to save the lives of others.
Residents are alsoinvited to attend the ‘What Are You Waiting For?’dinner on Sunday, July 31at the Gundagai District Services Club, to learn more about registering for organ donation fromsome truly inspirational people.
Speakers willincludeBob Gilholme from GundagaiandMurrumbidgee Local Health Districtdonor specialist nurse Sarah Woolley.
To RSVP to thedinner contact Paula Butt on 0413 137601.
People can register online or update existing AODRrecords via the myGovMedicare online account or download the Express Plus Medicare mobile app.
They can alsoregister online or download a registration form at donorregister.gov419论坛.
Anyone whopreviously registered a donation decision when renewing adriver’s licence must now join the AODR.
South Australia is the only state whereresidents can register via their driver’s licence registry.
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