Zaidee Rose Alexander Turner aged 7 years and 22 days died suddenly on 2nd December 2004 from a burst blood vessel in her brain called a Cerebral Aneurism. The Turner family have been registered Organ and Tissue Donors for 5 years. As a result Zaidee donated her Organs and Tissues at the Royal Childrens Hospital as were her wishes at the time.
Zaidee was the only child in Victoria under the age of 16 years and we have been told one of the youngest Australians to donate her organs and tissues in 2004. She was only 1 of 6 children nationally to donate their organs.
Zaidees Story is directed towards both children and adults so they can think about others who are waiting for a lifesaving operation and a suitable match for an organ or tissue. Think about giving this gift to others so they can live a better life and in some cases, just to live. Zaidee’s gift of her organs to others allowed them to have another birthday. 1 in 5 people on the transplant waiting list may never get this chance to have another birthday if people do not become registered donors.
The Foundation and Cork Media formed an alliance in mid-2011. Our responsibilities include;
In 2012, we will be working with Zaidee’s to deliver a national fundraising campaign, aimed at students 18-29 years. We are very excited about this project!