Cycle for Life | A DonateLife Event in Northern New South Wales | Learn
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About our event

Taking place on the Sunday 29th July 2018, our event promises to be a fantastic day for the whole family.


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our cycling route
Fully supported 100km, 50km and 30km road cycles through the fabulous countryside of Northern NSW.
Other options available, including 5km family cycle or walk.
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Last Year's Event
Take a look at some of the highlights from last year's event in our gallery.

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join us

Register for this years event using our online registration form.

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Learn about organ donation
Learn the facts about organ donation whilst enjoying your day.

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DonateLife Week

Cycle for Life launches DonateLife awareness week on the North Coast.  In 2018  DonateLife week will be held from Sunday 29th July to Sunday 5th August.  During DonateLife week street signage will be displayed encouraging families to have that discussion about their organ donation wishes, and buses in Tweed Head, Lismore and Grafton will display important registration information.   
About Organ Donation

Organ and tissue donation can be lifesaving.  There are many people in Australia who are alive today as a result of this life saving treatment.  In 2017, 1402 Australians received a life-saving transplant through the generosity of 510 deceased organ donors and their families who agreed to donation at the time of their loved one’s death. Northern NSW is one of Australia’s leading regional area’s in this field.

You are encouraged to discover the facts, make a decision about organ donation and discuss this with your family. 


 Discover

 Discover the facts about organ donation:
  • One organ and tissue donor can transform the lives of 10 or more people

  • Australia is a world leader in transplantation outcomes

  • The quality of care for a potential donor is always the foremost consideration of those involved

  • There are no age limits to becoming a donor. Each year a significant number of donors are over the age of 75

  • Almost everyone can become a donor and there are very few people who are unable to donate due to health reasons

  • You shouldn't assume you're too young, too old or not healthy enough to become a donor

  • See more facts provided by the Organ and Tissue Authority

Decide

Recording your decision on the Australian Organ Donor Register is voluntary and you have complete choice over which organs and tissues you wish to donate. If you don't want to become an organ and tissue donor, you can register your decision not to donate.

Recent changes to legislation means that you now no longer have the option of registering your wishes on your driving license. In order to ensure your wishes are recorded please go to the Australian Organ Donor Register

Discuss

In deciding to become an organ and tissue donor, you are expressing your willingness to save and transform the lives of others through the gift of donation.

This is a decision that you need to share with your family and close friends.

Families that know each other’s donation decisions are more likely to uphold them. It is rare for a family to decline the opportunity for donation if they know their loved one was willing to become an organ and tissue donor.

If you want your family to honour your decision, then they need to know. Discuss it today.
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