Save Lives Donate Organs

Increasing awareness, education and, ultimately,the rate of organ and tissue donation in Australia.
The idea for SLDO was started by Gold Coast local Brett Bullock who was diagnosed with chronic renal failure in his early 20’s and underwent a kidney transplant. Together with a few mates he saw a need to highlight the issues around organ donation in Australia. Save Lives Donate Organs Inc was formed to start taking action and spreading awareness of the life saving benefits of organ donation that Australia is so far behind on. Our foundation members and management committee have all been a part of Brett’s journey in some way over the past few years and have been inspired by Brett’s humility in seeking to help others.

‘I actually teared up a bit when I found out about SLDO Assist because I had never seen or heard of anyone looking out for people on the transplant waiting list. Brett has been through it and come out the other side and now he wants to help others who can get left on their own.’ – Keoke Thomas – SLDO Assist grant recipient

Brett Bullock

Brett Bullock

President and Founder, SLDO

The idea for SLDO was started by Gold Coast local Brett Bullock who was diagnosed with chronic renal failure in his early 20’s and underwent a kidney transplant. Together with a few mates he saw a need to highlight the issues around organ donation in Australia.

Save Lives Donate Organs Inc was formed to start taking action and spreading awareness of the life saving benefits of organ donation that Australia is so far behind on. Our foundation members and management committee have all been a part of Brett’s journey in some way over the past few years and have been inspired by Brett’s humility in seeking to help others.

SLDO Assist

SLDO Assist is a program developed by SLDO that will provide financial support to a patients who has organ failure; or is suffering from financial duress as a consequence of their medical condition. SLDO aims to deliver this program by partnering with hospitals and nurses to locate those patients who may benefit most from SLDO’s assistance.

Kate Rootsey

Kate Rootsey

We had the pleasure of meeting Kate and her little miracle Molly. Kate has suffered from Cystic Fibrosis since birth...

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Sarah Joyce

Sarah Joyce

SLDO had the privilege of meeting Sarah to gift her one of our financial grants. Sarah contracted meningococcal 2 years...

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Mandy Atto

Mandy Atto

SLDO meet the vivacious Mandy at Robina Hospital while she was having dialysis with her dialysis machine named Emu. Mandy...

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Kylie Taylor

Kylie Taylor

SLDO was lucky to meet Kylie who has had two double lung transplants and is currently on dialysis waiting for...

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Ramir Anderson

Ramir Anderson

SLDO went jet setting to Sydney to meet 13 year old Ramir. Ramir, once a school soccer star, suffered from...

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Leslie Fitzgerald

Leslie Fitzgerald

SLDO had the privilege of meeting Leslie who has suffered from with Cystic Fibrosis his whole life. Both Leslie and...

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Nikki Collis

Nikki Collis

Nikki Collis suffered from kidney failing requiring her to be on dialysis three times a week for 5 hours each...

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Rob Fahy

Rob Fahy

Unbeknownst to Rob Fahy, he was born with only one functioning kidney. Over the years, his ‘good’ kidney continued to...

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Toni Taylor

Toni Taylor

Toni Taylor was SLDO Assist’s first interstate grant recipient. Brett and Glen flew down to Sydney to meet with Toni...

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Keoke Thomas

Keoke Thomas

Keoke Thomas, 35, married with two boys, was born with malformed kidneys that degenerated over the years. At 18 Keoke...

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Around 1,400 Australians are currently waitlisted for a transplant. A further 11,000 are on dialysis, many of whom would benefit from a kidney transplant. In 2017, 1,675 lives were transformed by 510 deceased and 273 living organ donors and their families. Only one in three Australians are registered donors despite the majority (69%) believing that registering is important.– Donate life.

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