Saffron Day

Saffron day | 9 Nov 2018


Saffron Day honours the life of little Deyaan Udani, a bright seven year old boy with an infectious smile, who tragically passed away in 2016.

Deyaan’s parents’ decision to donate his organs meant that four lives were saved as a result of this incredible gift.


Deyaan’s Story.

Deyaan loved his family and always had a desire to help others.

When on holidays with his family in India in 2016, Deyaan tragically suffered a brain haemorrhage.

Deyaan and his older sister Naisha had learned about organ and tissue donation at school. The siblings told their parents they wanted to help save the lives of others.

The significance of Saffron.

How can I get involved?

Saffron symbolises courage and strength, qualities seen in little Deyaan.

Saffron is especially important to the Udani family as orange was Deyaan’s favourite colour.

Do it for Deyaan on 9 November 2018, by following these steps:



Do it for Deyaan. Register your decision to save lives as an organ and tissue donor at


Share your decision to donate on social media. Use the hashtags #SaffronDay #doitforDeyaan.


Encourage your family and friends to do the same.

Your decision can impact many.

It takes less than one minute to register your donation decision on the Australian Organ Donor Register at

It’s a decision that could one day save lives.

Once you’ve registered, it’s important that you share your decision with family and friends. Families play a crucial role in the donation process because they are asked to confirm the donation decision of their loved ones.



people are on australian transplant waiting lists at any one time and a further 12,000 people are on dialysis



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of people who die in hospital will be eligible to donate their organs however many more have the potential to become tissue donors