Make it count – Jersey Day
Make your decision count.
Join the Australian Organ Donation Register to save lives.
Wear your North Queensland Toyota Cowboys jersey (or favourite sporting jersey) to school or work on Friday 1 September to get behind 2017 Jersey Day!
Jersey Day aims to build support for the Donate Life network and to begin the conversation with friends and families about organ donation.
Inspired by the story of Nathan Gremmo, who was tragically lost in an accident in May 2015, Jersey Day is all about raising awareness of the difference organ donation can make to lives everywhere.
After Nathan, just 13, was critically injured while crossing the road near his Sydney home, his family made the decision to donate his organs – instantly saving the lives of others.
"Nathan saved six lives, including a baby, so it's some comfort that we get from the day and the ongoing support," Nathan's father Michael said.
"It's important to register your donation decision and to discuss your decision with your loved ones. Nine in ten families agree to donation when their loved one is a registered donor. More lives can be saved if more Australians register to save lives."
The Gremmo family began Jersey Day in September 2015 and the initiative has gathered momentum across all sporting codes in Australia and is now in its third year.
"You can no longer register your donation decision on a driver's licence," Michael stressed.
"If you are willing to one day save lives, you need to join the Australian Organ Donor Register at donatelife.gov.au. It takes less than a minute."