This inaugural Thank You Day, ShareLife says a very big thank you to all deceased and living donors and their families, whose gift of organ and tissue donation has saved and transformed the lives of countless people.
To all donors, thank you.
Thank You Day provides an opportunity for Australians to show gratitude and acknowledgment to organ and tissue donors and their families that made the generous decision to donate by simply saying ‘thank you’.
Organ donation and transplantation is an emotional issue that changes the lives of both donor family and recipient forever. The decision to donate is commonly presented at an enormously emotional time and, while for some it is seen as a difficult decision, for many families that do decide to donate their loved ones organs the sense of pride in their loved one helps the pain and grief during the heart breaking ordeal.
Thank You Day is an initiative of the Organ and Tissue Authority (OTA).