More About The Theme
In Australia the family will always be asked to confirm the donation wishes of someone who has died before a donation for transplantation can proceed. This year the theme is “Make your wish count. Discover, decide and discuss organ and tissue donation”.
FilmLife is your chance to look past the words that people find it hard to say and share the stories that will inspire families to ask and know each other’s organ and tissue donation wishes. With around 1,600 Australians waiting on the transplant list, the chances of us knowing someone who has been touched by organ or tissue donation is pretty high.
You never know who’s going to need a transplant – your filmmaking could potentially save the life of someone closer than you think.
One organ and tissue donor can save or enhance the lives of ten or more people. That’s like giving a second chance to a whole basketball court full of people!
You want to know the right thing to say when the time comes and make sure that your loved ones know your wishes too so that they can give the final OK for you. It can be awkward talking to the people you love about death, but that’s where your creativity kicks in.
Find out more about the theme for DonateLife Week 2013 and start working on your film now – entries close March 25.