In 2018, DonateLife Week will be held from Sunday 29 July to Sunday 5 August.DonateLife Week is Australia’s national awareness week to promote the importance of organ and tissue donation and to encourage people to register their donation decision.
Led by the Organ and Tissue Authority, DonateLife Week is a key part of the Australian Government’s national reform programme to increase organ and tissue donation and transplantation outcomes.
Each year, events are held across Australia during DonateLife Week to encourage all Australians to register their donation decision and to discuss their donation decisions with their loved ones.
Did you know only one in three Australians have joined the Australian Organ Donor Register, even though 81% believe registration of donation decisions is important*?
And registration is important – 91% of families agree to donation proceeding where the deceased was a registered organ donor. This drops to just 52% where the deceased was not registered and the family had no prior knowledge.
Registration of your donation decision leaves your family in no doubt and, in doing so, provides comfort that they are upholding your decision.
More than 1,500 Australians are today waiting for a life-saving or life-transforming transplant. If you are willing to one day save lives by becoming an organ and tissue donor, you need to register and discuss your decision with your family and friends.
The 16th Australian Transplant Games provide an opportunity for Australians to celebrate the gift of organ and tissue donation, recognising the generosity of donors and their families.
The Games include 26 sporting events, and are open to transplant recipients, donor families, living donors, those awaiting a transplant and supporters.
We encourage all Australians to get involved and have the chat that saves lives and discover, decide and discuss organ and tissue donation.
The 16th Australian Transplant Games will be held from Sunday 30 September to Sunday 7 October 2018.
Registration for the 2018 Australian Transplant Games will open December, 2017.
Find out more information from the official Australian Transplant Games website.
Come along and join the HLTTV team for the Melbourne Marathon on Sunday 14 October 2018.
The Annual General Meeting is Tuesday 13 November 2018 at 7.30pm at The Alfred Hospital, 5th floor seminar room.
For details on how to get to the Alfred click here. When you arrive at The Alfred main entrance walk through to the Main Ward Block lifts and take the lift to the 5th Floor. On exiting the lift, turn right, and right again, entering Ward 5B, about halfway down on the right is a corridor that leads to the Seminar Room.
You are welcome to meet the committee informally at Alf's Cafe from 7.00pm. All welcome.
Save the date!
The HLTTV Christmas event is a key event for all members and partners.
Held in the beautiful surrounds of Fawkner Park, this year's event is something to truly look forward to on Sunday 25 November 2018.
All food and soft drinks are FREE for members, and events on the day will include one of our fantastic raffles, and some very special visitors for the kids. BYO shelter, chairs and rugs.
We start at 11.30am on the Fawkner Park Lawn opposite the Alfred main entrance.
If you are interested in sponsoring the event in any way, or providing raffle prizes, simply email email@example.com