Motorbike convoy brings organ donation awareness to Geelong

Phillip Rosenow (centre in grey) before leaving Geelong for Apollo Bay to raise awareness for organ donation.
MOTORBIKE enthusiast Phillip Rosenow owes his life to a kidney transplant and is encouraging the public to sign up to the national donor register.

Yesterday Mr Rosenow and about 15 other crusaders (pictured) rode their motorbikes from Geelong to Apollo Bay to raise awareness about organ donation.

Mr Rosenow’s rides have taken him to the Tasmania’ southern tip, Alice Springs and North Queensland.

He said Australia was in need of more registered donors with each one having the potential to save up to 10 others.

“I can now live my life in a similar way that most people do, thanks to my donor. I want to spread the message that Australia needs more registered donors.

“There are around 1400 Australians waiting for their second chance to live a normal life and I’m hitting the road to get more people talking about organ donation and make the decision to register,” Mr Rosenow said. Continue reading 

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