All it takes is five kilometres to help raise awareness of organ and tissue donation.
Parkes MP and the minster in charge of the Organ and Tissue Authority Mark Coulton launched the Gift of Life DonateLife Walk this week.
It's the 15th year the event has been held, but this time it will be virtual to ensure COVID-safety and to allow participation from anywhere.
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Mr Coulton said the challenges of 2020 lead to a reduction in the number of people receiving transplants and more donors were needed.
"After such a difficult year, it is critical we each take the important moment to discuss organ and tissue donation with our friends and family and register to say 'yes' to becoming a donor," he said.
"I encourage Australians to sign up for Gift of Life's DonateLife Walk and walk five kilometres in teams, small groups, or as individuals at their favourite walking circuit anywhere across the country, any time between 22 and 28 February.
"By signing up for the walk, sharing your walk online, and registering to become a donor at donatelife.gov.au, you will be doing your bit to help ensure more Australians can receive a life-changing organ or tissue transplant."
For more information, or to sign up, head to giftoflife.asn.au.
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