Welcome to Donor Mate. We get out of bed every day to raise awareness about organ donation and encourage more people to register to become donors.
Did you know that over 1,500 Aussies are currently sitting around waiting for a life-saving transplant? But only 8% of our population aged 18-24 is registered to be organ donors!
As a result, heaps of good dinky-di people are dying unnecessarily while they wait for an organ transplant.
That’s an absolute flamin’ disgrace, especially in an educated and progressive country like Australia where there are so many healthy human specimens wandering the streets.
C’mon, mate! Register to be an organ donor today. What are you waiting for? It won’t kill you. But when something else does, your bits and pieces could help save the lives of 10 or more other Aussies. How cool is that?
OUR MATES SAY...
"Being an organ donor is the coolest thing in the world. You might have just the bits and pieces someone needs to stay alive and keep surfing!! Don't toss them—get on board."
K2 AUSTRALIAN CHAMPION/OLYMPIC KAYAKER
"If you were in desperate need of a donor organ—wouldn't you want an option to live?"
"What makes me feel so comfortable is the genuine care and compassion of Australian people, organ donation is an example of how us as Australians can help others prosper and enjoy the beauties of life."
"Organ donation should be today's generation's new sensation! The possibilities are endless with organ donation, so why not help save lives! It makes complete sense to me."
"No excuses, get amongst it and sign up to be an organ donor—you can help someone else live a longer and better life."
FORMER WALLABY CAPTAIN
"Being an organ donor in Australia is a whole lot easier than being chased down by an angry All Black on the rugby field. Don't let your Aussie teammates down—register as an organ donor!"
NICK 'THE HONEY BADGER' CUMMINS
AUSTRALIAN RUGBY UNION FOOTBALLER
"If you are out of luck, give it up!"
AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC GYMNAST
"...imagine your own life or that of a loved one being saved by the selflessness of another human being donating their organs."
"I am a proud organ donor and you should be too. If your bits and pieces are good enough for you, why not let someone else enjoy them as well? You might even save a life or two and not every person can say they've done that."
AUSTRALIAN PARALYMPIC SWIMMER
"If I can win gold in the Paralympics with congenital joint stiffness and muscle weakness, then you can toughen up and make sure you're a registered organ donor."
FORMER WOMENS BODYBOARDING WORLD CHAMPION
"At the end of the day what can I say?
Loving and caring. Giving and sharing. Do the right thing. Organ donors ride waves. Organ donors saves lives."
"Organ donation saves other peoples lives. If I can help save a life with my organs, then that is a great gift."
"One of my closest friends is an organ recipient. He was given the gift of a HEART after years of heartbreaking health battles. It changed his LIFE in the most profound and wonderful way."
"Imagine you needed a donated organ to survive, and how happy and grateful you'd feel that others had simply ticked a box to make that happen. Now eagerly go and tick that box yourself!"
"G'day guys. I am an organ donor and I encourage everyone in the community to become one also. An incredible way of saving another life, after our ends. Peace."
"I am an organ donor and proud of it! Organ donation saves lives. It gives hope. It gives a 2nd chance. Believe me, I'd know! Organ donation saved my son's life. So make a difference, don't hesitate. Be a Donor Mate."
"I really believe that organ donation should be as normal and natural as breathing. We're all part of the human race. One day you might be able to give someone else new life and vice versa."
"Saving lives never goes out of fashion."
AUSTRALIAN FIELD HOCKEY PLAYER
"Hi Jamie here from the Australian National Hockey Team, the Kookaburras. I honestly believe organ donation should be as Aussie as the Kookaburras' so look out for 'Team Australia' and be an organ Donor Mate."
MODEL & TV PRESENTER
"The greatest benefit of organ donation is not saving one life, but having the power to save multiple lives. It's simple really, organ donation is the gift of life. It's for the greater good of mankind."
FIELD HOCKEY PLAYER
"I am so proud to be Australian and be able to represent my country. But it can't get much better than knowing we have the power to save the lives of some of the amazing people in it. Organ donation—make a difference!"
"Serve up an ace on the last play of the day ...be an organ donor."
"If you had the chance to save someone's life, would you do it? Of course you would! Give someone another day to hit the beach, have a laugh or kick a footy around with their kids. That's a pretty powerful gift to give."
MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
"I'll never give up in a fight or in life. Train hard, work hard, play hard and don't waste your organs!"
"Donor Mate is raising awareness about organ donation that is vitally needed to save Australian lives. There is nothing more rewarding than knowing that I might be giving a new life to someone by being a donor."
AUSTRALIAN FIELD HOCKEY PLAYER
"If your not using it don't lose it, use it and save lives."
"There's so much bad news these days... make some good news, be an organ donor."
AUSTRALIAN FIELD HOCKEY PLAYER
"Saving a goal takes years of hard work and practice. Saving a life is easy-just sign up in minutes to be a Donor Mate."
Helping us spread the word about the benefits of organ donation is as easy as spreading Vegemite on your toast in the morning.
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