Donor Families Australia celebrates our Members' and Associate Members' stories:

  1. Donor Heroes that have given the Gift of Life

  2. Contact Stories celebrating the joy of direct contact between Donor Families and Recipients, and 

  3. Recipient Stories celebrating the joy of newfound life.

If you you have a story to share, please submit yours to us.

Our Stories are listed in three formats:

  1.  Our Resent Posts - all Stories listed by date order,

  2. Archive - all Stories month/Year they were posted,

  3. Tags - all Stories listed by Categories in date order.


March 10, 2018

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my daughter’s story.

Sally McCanna was born in Griffith on the 3rd December 1984, she was our first born and her brother Steven was born in 1988.

Sally, even as a little girl was a vibrant & outgoing personality.  She atte...

March 10, 2018

To understand my sister Jennet’s organ donation story, you need to go back to the very beginning. She lived with a rare metabolic disorder, Erythropoietic Protoporphyria, which in simple terms meant that her body reacted to ultra-violet light, causing her to burn.   Ho...

March 8, 2018

Parents should never experience having to bury their child as my wife Jackie and I were sadly faced with in early 2013. It has been over three years now and the journey has been hard, you can never really quite fill the void you experience with the loss of a child.


In 2010, the Absolom Family lost its beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, Maureen Kaye.   This is the story of this remarkable woman, and the experiences of their family, as told by daughters, Rebecca and Cassie.   Our very small family consisted of our Mum and Dad,...

March 8, 2018

My brother Brian (Boof) was born on September the 10th 1958.He enjoyed everything about life.   In high school he followed my Dad into the golfing world, which proved to be an interest he did very well at. He ended up with a handicap of 1.   He played lots of competiti...

My brother Matthew “Matty” was born 11th June 1982. He entered the world in a rush and left us at high speed, living his dream – racing his motor bike, a Suzuki GSXR 600cc at Eastern Creek Raceway on 14th February 2017.

As a young boy growing up, Matty loved anything wi...

March 8, 2018

September 11th 2010 was to be a special day that I would share with my two daughters. We were visiting a day spa for a few

hours of massage and pampering followed by lunch and some time for shopping. The following hours and days would change my life forever.

We arrived...

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