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Friday, September 2, 2016

Jersey Day will help promote organ donation cause

CLUB SUPPORT: The Ipswich Jets BRL players get behind coach Mark Bishop and his young son Max (pictured below) for the NRL's organ donation awareness Jersey Day.
QUEENSLAND TIMES | Ben Wilmott

RUGBY league fans across Australia are today being urged to wear their favourite sporting jersey to work or school in support of the NRL's Jersey Day to help raise awareness for organ donation.

The special day was inspired by the story of Hills District youngster Nathan Gremmo who was tragically lost in an accident in May last year.

The young rugby league player's family chose to give the gift of life to others to honour the legacy of Nathan's generous personality.

Ipswich Jets BRL coach Mark Bishop has raised the banner in Ipswich after his own son Max was diagnosed with a rare liver disease and put on the waiting list for an organ transplant.

"It's about living on when you are gone," Bishop said.

"There would be nothing better than knowing when your loved one passes that you've helped out another family with lungs, kidneys, heart and even blood donation. Continue reading

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