On Friday 1 September, Australians were urged to show their team spirit by wearing their favourite sporting club’s jersey in support of Jersey Day 2017, established to honour the memory of 13-year-old organ donor Nathan Gremmo.
The Minister responsible for the Organ and Tissue Authority, Ken Wyatt AM, said the initiative provides an important opportunity for Australia’s legions of sporting fans to sign on to the Australian Organ Donor Register.
“Nathan saved the lives of six Australians and became an organ donor hero, after tragically losing his life in a car accident in 2015,” Minister Wyatt said.
“Jersey Day is a day to salute his selfless act of giving and to recognise the generosity of his family whose decision to donate his organs gave the gift of life to so many.
“What better way to do this than wearing your favourite sporting jersey to work or school this Friday, and registering as an organ and tissue donor on the Australian Organ Donor Register.”