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Donate Life Service of Remembrance pays tribute to organ/tissue donors

7 June 2018

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Arthur Hardy and Elizabeth Hill.

Residents are invited to attend a service of remembrance this weekend to pay tribute to organ and tissue donors, and their families.

Each year the Donate Life Service of Remembrance is held across Australia to acknowledge the gift that donors and their families make to the wider community.

The Toowoomba service is organised by Toowoomba Hospital’s clinical nurse consultant for organ and tissue donation, Elizabeth Hill.

"Anyone who has a connection to organ and/or tissue donation is more than welcome to

attend," Ms Hill said.

"That includes people who have received a life-saving transplant or people whose family members have donated their tissues and/or organs."

Ms Hill said the annual service was not only a chance to reflect and be thankful, but also a chance for local organ/tissue recipients and donor families to catch up.

Toowoomba resident Chris Hay will be the guest speaker at this year’s service and will share his story about donating part of his liver to his infant son.

Heart transplant recipient Arthur Hardy will also speak about his experiences and what organ donation means to him.

The service will be held at Toowoomba Hospital’s Unara conference centre at 2pm on Sunday 10 June, and will be followed by afternoon tea.

For more information about the service contact Liz Hill on 4616 5139 during business hours.

Last updated: 20 June 2018