Territorians have been set an ambitious challenge to save lives and register to become an organ donor as DonateLife Week kicks off today.
DonateLife Week runs from 25 July to 1 August with the aim of boosting organ donor numbers and giving people a second chance at life.
This year marks a call to action with the goal of getting one thousand Territorians to join the Australian Organ Donor Register.
Nationally, the aim is to encourage 100,000 more Australians to sign up.
Last year, three Territorian organ donors were able to save or improve the lives of five people.
About 13 million Australians over the age of 16 are eligible to register as an organ or tissue donor but haven’t taken up the opportunity.
Registering is easy and takes just one minute – all you need is your Medicare card.
To register visit www.donatelife.gov.au
Several fundraising events being held to celebrate DonateLife week:
Sunday 25 July – DonateLife Week Movie Night – gates open at 6pm – screening of Gurrumul at the Deckchair Cinema – raising funds for the RDH Neonatal ICU. Purchase tickets at the Deckchair box office or online.