Gift of Life Inc is the peak body for organ donor awareness in the Australian Capital Territory and the surrounding districts.
It is an incorporated association under the Territory's Association's Incorporation Act and its objectives are all or any of the following:
To provide for the effective identification, development and implementation of public awareness and education relating to organ donation.
- To raise funds for the purpose of promoting public awareness and education about organ donation.
- To provide for the establishment of effective links with relevant organisations and individuals.
- To enter into affiliation for like minded bodies regionally, nationally and internationally.
The constitution was approved at the Annual General Meeting on 21 May 2009.
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Justice Terry Connolly died suddenly in the early morning of 25 September 2007 on Red Hill, having cycled to the top as part of his exercise routine. He was a Supreme Court Judge since 2003, and Master since 1996. Terry was the Member for Molonglo in 1990-1995 and served as the ACT Attorney-General and Minister in various portfolios, including Health. He and his family have lived in Canberra for many years and he was a popular Canberran.
More importantly, Terry was a husband, father, son and, following his death, a tissue donor.
Terry’s wife, Dr Helen Watchirs, says that she and Terry had discussed their wishes in relation to organ donation. This meant that at the dreadful time of death, she was clear on his wishes. Terry’s donation to the improvement of other lives has given Helen and his daughters a sense of contribution, and has helped make up for a life cut short.