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Zaidee Round

Zaidee’s Rainbow Round - April 28th - 30th

To help raise awareness of the need for donors and the need to know the wishes of your loved ones, Knox Basketball, April 28th - 30th will be Zaidee’s Rainbow Round.

Members are encouraged to purchase rainbow shoelaces for players and supporters to wear in their shoes or in their hair for the games played during round 17. Shoe laces are at a cost of $2 per pair with all proceeds going directly to the Zaidee Rainbow Foundation

An important conversation

While donation rates have improved in recent years, Australia’s donation rate is still low.

Government data shows that 80% of people who have made a donation decision have discussed it with their family, and that families are more likely to say ‘yes’ to donation if their loved ones wishes are known.

“It’s vitally important to have the conversation about organ and tissue donation with your family and loved ones, so they’re very clear about your wishes if faced with the same situation that my wife and I were.” Mr Turner said.

Hope and a better future

Around 1,600 people are on the Australian organ transplant waiting list at any one time. As Australia’s youngest organ donor at the time, Zaidee’s gift helped six children and one adult.

“Even at seven years of age, Zaidee understood the concept of giving and wanted to help others. We believe other children naturally feel that way too.”

“Our little girl Zaidee gave the greatest gift of all, her organs and tissues, she is now our angel in heaven who we are so very proud of for what she achieved in her short 7 years and 22 days of life that many of us will never do and that is to give life to others. The rainbow symbolises hope and a better future”