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.


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...

September 7, 2015

I am a living altruistic kidney donor. My name is Anthony Parr from Tasmania and I’m pleased to share my short story of why I felt so strongly about donating a kidney to a stranger.

I have carried my organ donor card in my wallet for some 25 years and never gave it a th...

June 21, 2015

My beautiful son was only four days short of his 24th birthday when he tragically lost his life as a result of a motorbike accident. He lived life to the full and always loved to help people in need. It is only fitting that he was able to continue help people as a resu...

May 31, 2015

We lost our son Matthew New Year’s Day 1995 after a short illness. He was seven months old.

We agreed to donating what was needed. But in our grief, this was left open-ended. What did they take?

More importantly did he help save another child's life? The children’s hospi...

September 3, 2013

My eldest son Barney was a typical boy, cheeky and headstrong, long and lean like his dad, Rob. He played soccer. He was into collecting Pokemon cards and playing Stars Wars computer games. He was learning to surf and loved being in the water.

Barney was nine years and...

May 25, 2013

Andrew Kane. 17 years young

07/04/1988 – 24/12/2005

Hi, my name is Lynne.

Back in 2005 My husband Laurie and I got the worst phone call of our lives. It was to say our son Andrew, just 17 years old, had been hit by a car. His workmates had run back to his workplace and th...

April 25, 2013

My name is Philippa Waldron from Perth WA. I lost my wonderful husband Peter very suddenly after 37 happy years of marriage in 2009. 

He was fit, strong healthy and aged only 61. He was on life support for two days after having suffered a brain aneurysm and always...

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