Drive for donors

Lions lead DonateLife week

Canning Times - - NEWS -

Can­ning City Lions Club pays it for­ward to pro­mote or­gan and tis­sue do­na­tion.

THE Can­ning City Lions Club an­swered a call to arms and left flow­ers in se­lected areas to en­cour­age peo­ple to reg­is­ter as or­gan and tis­sue donors.

Lions clubs across Perth took part in the Petals for PlusLife cam­paign dur­ing DonateLife week, which ran un­til Au­gust 5, to raise aware­ness about or­gan and tis­sue do­na­tion.

Through­out the week, clubs left small jars of flow­ers in var­i­ous promi­nent lo­ca­tions, in­clud­ing Lo Quay River Cafe in River­ton, to en­cour­age peo­ple to pay the gift for­ward by reg­is­ter­ing as a donor.

Can­ning City Lions Club pres­i­dent Chris­tine Walker said it was im­por­tant to re­mind peo­ple about the im­por­tance of reg­is­ter­ing.

“Tis­sue do­na­tion can help up to 60 peo­ple, whereas or­gan do­na­tion can help 10 peo­ple,” she said.

“This is a sim­ple grass­roots con­cept which helps raise the pro­file of bone and tis­sue do­na­tion in our com­mu­nity.”

Last year, 634 West Aus­tralians re­ceived bone and tis­sue do­na­tions, but statis­tics show just 38 per cent of West Aus­tralians are registered donors.

If you would like to find out more about the cam­paign, visit www.pluslife.org.au.

d485365 Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son

Can­ning City Lions Club pres­i­dent Chris­tine Walker took part in the Petals for PlusLife cam­paign.

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