Greek Welfare Centre of SA receives funding to raise awareness about organ donation

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As part of the Federal Government’s Organ and Tissue Authority’s Community Awareness Grants, 11 community organisations will share in almost $400,000 to deliver digital resources, content, and host DonateLife Week events for Australia’s culturally and linguistically diverse communities, multicultural and faith groups.

The Greek Welfare Centre of SA has received $13,832 in funding as part of the grant program and will develop various activities and resources to educate the local Greek community about organ and tissue donation. 

Grant recipients also include the African Women’s and Families Network and Enliven Victoria, among many others.  

Organ and tissue donation saves lives. 4 out of 5 Australians say they support donation but only 1 in 3 are registered to donate.

Ged Kearney
Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care, Ged Kearney MP.

Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care, Ged Kearney MP said, “we want more Australians to talk about organ and tissue donation, to tell their family that they want to be a donor, and importantly, to register.”

“Australia is a diverse and multicultural country. These grants will help encourage conversations around organ and tissue donation with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities in their own voices.

“Regardless of where you were born, what language you speak at home, and what religion you practice, you can register to be an organ and tissue donor and save lives.”
 
Registering to be an organ and tissue donor is easy. It takes just three taps in your Medicare app, or just one minute at donatelife.gov.au

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