A SPECIAL remembrance service will take place in Hervey Bay this weekend to honour those who have made the lifesaving gift of organ and tissue donation.
The DonateLife Service of Remembrance, to be held at the Fraser Coast Anglican College Chapel in Doolong South Road, will also connect donor families and recipients.
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Although open to the general public, anyone who has – or may be in the future – touched by organ and tissue donation is encouraged to attend.
The service is a heartfelt event which draws emotions from two very special groups of people.
On one hand, families of those who have passed away and donated organs or tissue will be remembering their loved ones and their generosity, which gave others a second chance at life.
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On the other hand, recipients and their friends and family will be present celebrating their lives and honouring those who gave them the ultimate gift.
Donor families will wear red ribbons and recipient families, green.
- What: DonateLife Service of Remembrance
- When: Saturday 19 November 2022
- Where: Fraser Coast Anglican College Chapel (Doolong South Road)
- Time: 2pm
If you want to learn more about organ donation, or to register as a donor, click through to www.donatelife.gov.au.
Did you know:
Anyone over the age of 16 can register to donate their organs.
It’s important to talk to your family about your decision so they know and understand your wishes.
The Australian Government’s Organ and Tissue Authority said on its website that this will help them make the decision should the need arise.
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Government says Australia is internationally recognised for its successful organ transplants, with the majority of recipients going on to lead “full and active lives.”
One person donating their organs means up to seven people can come off the waitlist.
The DonateLife Service of Remembrance allows people to thank donors and their families for “making the decision to say yes.”
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