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The Gift of Life Walk

Raising awareness for organ donation

MacKillop’s Year 11 students participated in the Gift of Life Walk on Friday 24 March to highlight the importance of organ and tissue donation.

A majority of students from the Year 11 cohort stayed back after school on Friday to complete the 5km walk and to promote DonateLife’s call for people to register as organ donors. 

The students spread the message by sharing content on their social media accounts and they were also encouraged to have conversations with their families about registering as donors through 

The walk is organised by Gift of Life Incorporated in conjunction with DonateLife and the Government’s Organ and Tissue Authority. It aims to promote greater community awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation and transplantation by sharing the ‘Discover, Decide, Discuss’ strategy:

  • Discover the facts about organ and tissue donation
  • Decide to become a donor and register
  • Discuss donation decision with family and friends

Congratulations to the students of Year 11 for participating in the walk and for helping to spread the message!

27 March, 2023

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St Mary of the Cross MacKillop made the statement: “We are but travellers here, so while we are here we should do as much good as we can and live in peace with each other.”

With this in mind, the College respectfully acknowledges the Ngunnawal people who are the Traditional Custodians and First People of the land on which we gather each day. The College also pays its respects to the Elders past, present and emerging, and any other Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples living and working in the MacKillop community.

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