Linda one of our best
LINDA Thomas is making a real difference to people’s lives every day.
The Como resident is a clinical nurse consultant – donation specialist for DonateLife WA and provides leadership and consultancy to medical, nursing and health care professionals in organ and tissue donation in a hospital.
She has also been announced as a finalist in the 2016 WA’s Australian of the Year Awards in the WA’s local hero category which, she said, was a privilege.
“I am very humbled. It is an honour to be given the opportunity to forward the promo- tion of organ and tissue donation in the community,” she said.
She said her greatest achievement was working with families.
“In my experience, families that donate their loved ones’ organs and tissues tend to find some meaning in the tragedy by giving the ‘gift of life’ to others,” she said.
National Australia Day Council chief executive Jeremy Lasek said the WA finalists were among more than 120 great Australians being recognised as state and territory finalists in the Australian of the Year Awards.
“The WA finalists are all extraordinary people who are committed to making the world a better place through the work they do,” he said.
WA award recipients will be announced on November 8. They will then join recipients from other States and Territories for the national Awards in Canberra on January 25.
Linda Thomas has been nominated for Local Western Australian of The Year.