Gold Coasters are being encouraged to don their favourite jersey this Friday to help raise awareness of organ donation.
Jersey Day is inspired by the story of 13-year-old Nathan Gremmo, who tragically died in an accident in May 2015.
Nathan’s family chose to give the gift of life to others and donate his organs as a way to honour the legacy of Nathan’s generous personality.
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In addition to wearing a jersey this Friday, locals are being encouraged to have a conversation with their friends and family about organ donation.
Gold Coasters can also help save three lives, by rolling up their sleeves and donating blood and plasma to the Australian Red Cross Blood Service.
Group Account Manager Kristy Purnell told myGC due to a horrible flu season, they are in desperate need of more donations.
“We are absolutely looking for donors who can find the time to come in and donate to meet the need and supply we need across Australia. We need 29,000 donations a week to maintain a healthy blood supply,” she said.