Jersey Day to lift awareness


Bulldogs staff were decked out for Jersey Day.

Story appeared in: Inner West Times | September 6th, 2017



THE NRL joined forces with the DonateLife network to commemorate Jersey Day on Friday, when the sporting community were encouraged to don a jersey to raise awareness for organ donation.
Now in its third year, The Gremmo family began Jersey Day in September 2015 and the initiative has gathered momentum across all sporting codes in Australia, including the staff at Bulldogs' headquarters at Belmore Sports Ground.
Nathan Gremmo was 13 when he was critically injured while crossing the road near his home in 2015. An avid Parramatta Eels fan and Hills District Bulls junior, Nathan's family made the decision to donate his organs - instantly saving the lives of others.
"Nathan saved six lives, including a baby, so it's some peace of comfort that we get from the day and the ongoing support," Nathan's father Michael said.
"It's important to register your donation decision and to discuss your decision with your loved ones. Nine in 10 families agree to donation when their loved one is a registered donor. More lives can be saved if more Australians register to save lives.
"You can no longer register your donation decision on a drivers licence," Michael said.
It takes less than a minute to join the Australian Organ Donor Register at donatelife.gov.au.
For more information, visit jerseyday.com.au.



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