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The Organ Donation Foundation is hosting a park walk over the weekend to raise funds and awareness for organ donation in South Africa.

 

Green Point, South Africa (26 April 2022) – The Organ Donation Foundation (ODF) is hosting a park walk this weekend to raise awareness and funds for the important cause. The event is set to take place at Green Point Park in Cape Town.

The ODF is a non-profitable and public benefit organisation. Striving to promote Organ and Tissue Donation in South Africa. The aim is to raise public awareness of the critical shortage of organ donation in our country.

They aim to educate South Africans on donation and encourage them to become donors. They work to eliminate fears, negativity, misconceptions, and inaccurate information that prevents one from becoming an organ and tissue donor.

They are hosting the event to be family friendly and pet-friendly. Participants are also encouraged to picnic in the park afterwards and spend time with family and friends.

“There is no set route and participants are encouraged to explore the park at their own leisure returning to the start point after about an hour where some great spot prizes will be handed out. The park is pet-friendly and participants are more than welcome to bring along a picnic basket and enjoy the morning with friends and family after the walk is complete.”

There will be spot prizes on the day and the first 200 people will get a free t-shirt. You can register and find out more via the Organ Donation Foundation here.

This is how you can become an organ donor.

  • Firstly, register online at www.odf.org.za or call the Organ Donor Foundation’s
    on toll-free number – 0800 22 66 11.
  • It’s important to inform your family and make it known to them to honour your wishes.
  • The most important part of organ and tissue donation is that you undertake to make it known:
  • Ensure you have the conversation with your family, colleagues and your friends.

The only way we can save those on the waiting list is to raise awareness.


Sources: Organ Donor Foundation 
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