Saffron Day is coming up on Friday 22nd October, in memory of seven-year old Deyaan Udani, and to raise awareness for organ and tissue donation in Australia.
About Saffron Day:
Deyaan was only 7 years old when he tragically passed away while on a family holiday in 2016. Not long before the trip, Deyaan and his older sister had learned about organ and tissue donation at school. They told their parents they wanted to be organ donors one day to help save the lives of others. Little did Deyaan’s mum and dad know that a few months later, they would be faced with the decision to donate his organs. Their decision to honour Deyaan’s wish saved four lives.
Saffron Day was started in memory of Deyaan, to raise awareness for organ and tissue donation. Saffron symbolises courage and strength, qualities seen in little Deyaan. Orange was also Deyaan’s favourite colour. A pinch of Saffron goes a long way, as does the generous gift of organ donation. To learn more about Deyaan’s story, visit saffronday.org.
Getting involved in Saffron Day is easy, here’s what you can encourage others to do:
– Wear orange on Friday 22 October and share your photos on social media (or send to our team to share on DonateLife’s social media channels) with the hashtags #SaffronDay #doitforDeyaan #donatelife
– Start a conversation with your family and friends about organ and tissue donation and of course, encourage them to register at donatelife.gov.au/saffronday