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Hartsuyker Launches Ride for Organ Donation

THE BELLINGEN SHIRE COURIER SUN | Alice Burnet


What do Senator Derryn Hinch and Nationals Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker have in common?

Answer: Both want to raise awareness about organ donation.

Speaking outside Parliament House in Canberra ahead of the Gift of Life DonateLife Walk 2017, Mr Hartsuyker announced his plan to ride from Coffs Harbour to Port Macquarie on Saturday 5 August during Donate Life Week with a group of other motorcyclists to encourage Cowper residents to register as an organ donor.

“It’s a subject we sometimes find too confronting to discuss, but organ donation is an issue every Australian should consider,” Mr Hartsuyker said.

“Last year, at least 1,447 Australians received a life-saving transplant. That is almost double the number from 2009 when reform of Australia’s organ donation system began. Continue reading


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