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Promoting organ donation and inspiring dreams!

The Annual Walk to End the Wait kicks off for a third year in a row on July 28 with altruistic kidney donor Gordon Rutty taking to the streets, hills and parks of the Gold Coast for two weeks.

Gordon is passionate about promoting organ donation and earlier this year rode his motor cycle with three others from the Gold Coast to Perth to deliver the Gift of Life Baton to the World Transplant Games.

The walk comes at an important time for Australia with organ donation rates stalling for a third year in a row. That’s why we are so pleased Gordon is promoting the importance of registering as a donor and discussing it with your family.

Funds raised through the Walk will be dedicated to a new initiative of Transplant Australia  – the Matty Hempstalk ‘Live the Dream’ Scholarship. The scholarship will provide annual support for a young transplant recipient to pursue their dream of participating in a sporting championship of their choice.

Matty was Transplant Australia’s Sports Administrator but died suddenly in December 2022. He was passionate about creating opportunities and pathways for recipients to fulfill their dreams.

Transplant Australia hopes to build enough funds to allow this scholarship to be awarded annually.

All donations are fully tax deductible. Transplant Australia is a national charity committed to improving the rates of organ donation in Australia and to helping transplant recipients live life to the fullest. The World Transplant Games is the world’s largest awareness event for organ donation.

Save the date – The Orange Ball

Saturday, September 16,

Southport Sharks,
Cnr Olsen & Musgrave Ave, Southport, Gold Coast

The Orange Ball
DonationsRegister as an organ donor


“The aim of everything I do is to increase awareness of the need for those Australians who wish to donate their organs to register on the Australian Organ Donor Registry and ensure they have a conversation with their families about their wishes.  Only one in three Australians are registered donors despite the majority(69%) believing that registering is important.

There are more than 1,800 Australians currently waitlisted for a transplant and more than 12,000 additional people on dialysis—many who may need a kidney transplant. Now more than ever, we need more Australians to say “yes” to organ donation.”


Gordon Rutty