Little Deyaan Udani was a bright seven-year old boy with an infectious smile. Deyaan loved his family and always had a desire to help others.
When on holidays with his family in India in 2016, Deyaan tragically suffered a brain haemorrhage.
22 October is Saffron Day, created by Deyaan’s parents as a way to remember their boy and to get people talking about organ donation.
Deyaan and his older sister Naisha had learned about organ and tissue donation at school. The siblings told their parents they wanted to be organ donors to help save the lives of others.
Deyaan’s parents’ decision to donate his organs meant that four lives were saved as a result of this incredible gift.
Now in its second year, Saffron Day urges all Australians to ‘Do it for Deyaan’ by wearing orange and registering their decision to become an organ and tissue donor at donatelife.gov.au/saffronday.
Saffron symbolises courage and strength, qualities seen in little Deyaan. Saffron is especially important to the Udani family as orange was Deyaan’s favourite colour.
A pinch of saffron goes a long way, as does the generous gift of organ donation.
Get involved in Saffron Day by wearing orange on Tuesday, sharing your Saffron Day photos on social media and encouraging friends, colleagues and family to register their donation decision.