Meet Trent, from the King’s Baptist Grammar School, he will be attending the 2020 National Youth Science Forum. Thanks to our support this ‘future surgeon’ will get to experience a program designed to give students a broader understanding of the diverse study and career options available in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to encourage continued studies in these fields.
We look forward to hearing more from him after the forum next year!
The President and Members of The Rotary Club of Modbury Golden Grove Cordially invite members of the Group 4 Clubs to a Joint meeting
at The Tea Tree Gully Golf Club, Hamilton Road, Fairview Park- Tuesday 10th September 2019
Representatives from Modbury Golden Grove, Tea Tree Gully, Salisbury, Elizabeth and Mawson Lakes Rotary and Rotaract Clubs came together to this joint meeting for fellowship and listen to our special Guest Speaker: Mr Reg Carruthers, Director Aerospace Defence SA and Director SASIC.
If you want to see more pictures from the night- Please follow the LINK to an album on our facebook page.
Donate Life coordinates all organ and tissue donor activities across the state. It works with hospitals and hospital-based Donate Life medical and nursing specialists to provide professional donation services and encourage best practice to increase donation rates.
·raising awareness about organ and tissue donation
·encouraging discussion about donation
·educating health professionals about the donation process offering care and support to donor families.
What can be donated?:
Organ and tissue donation can save and transform the lives of those Australians who receive a transplant.
Organ and tissue donation involves removing organs and tissue from someone who has died (a donor) and transplanting them into someone who, in many cases, is very ill or dying (a recipient).
The decision to donate organs and tissue is an act of extraordinary generosity.
Organ and Tissue donation:
Organs that can be transplanted includes:Heart, Lungs, Liver, Kidney, Pancreas and Pancreas Islets
Tissue that can be transplanted includes: heart valves and other heart tissue, blood veins, bone, veins, tendons, ligaments, skin and parts of the eye.
The donation process:
Donating your organs and tissue for transplantation can dramatically improve lives. One organ donor can transform up to SEVEN lives. Right now there are around 1,400 Australians waitlisted for a life-changing organ transplant.
The donation process typically happens in four stages:
-Registering to be a donor
-Talk with your family (In Australia family consent is always sought before donation can proceed- even if you are registered)
-Donation after death
You can no longer register to be an organ and tissue donor on your driver’s licence unless you are in South Australia. If you previously registered to be a donor on your driver’s licence, you now need to join the Australian Organ Donor Register. It takes less than a minute online at donatelife.gov.au
Congratulations to our latest Good News Award winner: Holly Schutz. The book Holly wrote and illustrated is called “I have sixty Five Roses”- it was inspired by her cousin who has cystic fibrosis (CF). Holly is donating all profits from her book sales to Cure4CF.