DONOR FAMILIES AT THE GAMES

The Australian Transplant Games are forever growing with more Australians touched by organ donation every year.

This year, we hope to welcome the largest contingent of donor families and living donors to the Games in Western Sydney. We’ve developed a great schedule of activities with more events and sports than ever before.

JOIN IN THE OPENING CEREMONY

At every Games, donor family members and living donors participate in the Opening Ceremony Parade by marching behind a special Donor Family Banner. In a tribute to their loved ones, donor family members walk through an honour guard made up of grateful transplant recipients, it’s a beautiful way to celebrate their decision to donate.

Living Donors and donor families registered for the Games will receive a special t-shirt which they can wear throughout the Games.

Opening Ceremony 2

DONOR FAMILY RECEPTION

On Monday 26 September, 2016 we’re holding the Donor Family Reception which is an event exclusive to donor families, to welcome you to the Games. This year the function will be held at Tattersalls between 12.30pm – 2.00pm.

 

MORE SPORTS & ACTIVITIES

Living donors and donor family members are eligible to compete in more sports and games this year, including:

  • DonateLife Fun Run
  • Social events
  • Swimming
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Track and field events
  • Ten pin bowling
  • Tennis

DONOR QUILT

In 2010, Transplant Australia created the first Australian Donor Family Quilt which consists of patches made by donor families to commemorate their loved one who became a donor.

To date, the donor quilt has accumulated more than 60 patches that have been sewn together to make three stunning quilts, remembering a group of wonderful people who became organ and tissue donors. The love shown in the patches is truly breathtaking and it is a wonderful symbol of organ and tissue donation.

quilt

This is the third quilt in the series.

THE QUILT IN 2016

For questions about the donor quilt please contact Julie Edwards at the National Office on 1800 827 757, or email  julie.edwards@transplant.org.au.

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Donor Quilt Form

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