WATCH: Brooke Hanson pushing organ donation message during Australian Transplant Games

Olympic Champion Brooke Hanson is on a mission to get as many Gold Coasters as she can to register to be an organ donor.

The swimming star has signed on to be an ambassador for the upcoming Australian Transplant Games, which will be held on the Gold Coast from September 30 to October 6.

It will be the first time the Australian Transplant Games have been held on the glitter strip, however the World Transplant Games was held here in 2009.


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Brooke told myGC she was thrilled to be involved with the event.

“The Games bring more awareness to people to make sure they register as organ donors,” she said.

“Over 700 people will be competing this year, and everyone competing has been donated an organ. A lot of the athletes have never exercised before, but now they get to compete against other people who have also undergone organ transplant.”

Watch the video below for our full chat with Brooke:

To register as an organ donor, please visit donatelife.gov.au, and for more information on the Australian Transplant Games, visit australiantransplantgames.com/

This is a sponsored editorial brought to you by Australian Transplant Games

 

Carla is a full time journalist, presenter and announcer for 102.9 Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au, joining the team towards the end of 2011. When she is isn’t busy presenting all of myGC’s videos, bringing you the latest news or chatting live on air, Carla will often be found scoping out the hottest local events. Carla holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Bond University, where she graduated with number of First in Class and Dean’s List of Academic Excellence awards. Carla is also a well-regarded MC, singer and actor. Some of her credits include hosting the Australia’s Next Top Model Queensland Auditions for Foxtel, guest starring on Toybox for Channel Seven, and performing as Mrs Banks in The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s production of Mary Poppins.

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