Recently Mary was pleased to announce that there were already eight multi-organ donors in the ACT up to August this year, already equalling the total for 2009! She was speaking at the 12th Australian Transplant Games Gala Dinner at the Great Hall, Parliament House.
“The 12th Australian Transplant Games have been a wonderful way of raising awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation” Mary said, “I’ve signed up and I would encourage everybody to discover for themselves the value of this decision to our community.”
The games were held to coincide with Floriade and it was great to see that Floriade nominated Transplant Australia as one of its two official charities for 2010.
“I congratulate all who participated in the games and thank the volunteers and Transplant Australia for organising the games, and also ACT Health who are a major sponsor of the games,” Mary acknowledged. “The ACT Government is committed to raising awareness of organ and tissue donation and continues to support the national reform agenda on organ and tissue donation.”
Mary called on all Canberrans to make the time to discover the facts about organ and tissue donation make a decision and discuss it with their family and friends.