Staff to sport jerseys for worthy cause

Nooshin, Ondine, Sonia and Gilda are showing their support for Jersey Day in the renal outpatients clinic last year.

If you see a lot of Western Sydney Local Health District staff wearing footy jerseys tomorrow, it’s not just because they’re excited to watch the Eels take on the Broncos.

Jersey Day (August 31) is an annual organ donation awareness event run in support of the DonateLife network.

The day was inspired by extraordinary youngster Nathan Gremmo, who died in May 2013 aged just 13. Nathan became an organ donor and his tragic death saved the lives of five young adults and a baby.

Westmead Hospital emergency department staff show their support for Jersey Day.

Jersey Day aims to get people talking about organ donation by wearing their favourite team colours to school or work.

The majority of Australians are willing to donate their organs and/or tissues when they die, but currently only one-third are registered donors.

If you want to help the 1,400 Australians currently waiting for a transplant then join the donor register now.