Thank You Day, Sunday 19 November, is a day dedicated to honouring all organ and tissue donors and their families. It is a day for the community to come together and say ‘thank you’ to all donors and their families, whose stories inspire us and whose actions save and transform the lives of others.

The Donor Tissue Bank of Victoria and the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine in collaboration with the Organ and Tissue Authority and DonateLife Australia, Rhyll Pictures and Impel Pictures have produced Beyond Thanks, a short film featuring Australians who have been touched by tissue donation.

We are honoured to be part of, and to share some of these life changing stories in the short film. The film reflects on the comfort felt by donor family members and the gratitude of recipients whose lives have been forever changed by the gift of tissue donation. On Sunday 19 November, all Australians are encouraged to reflect on the life-changing benefits of organ and tissue donation and register their decision to save lives at donatelife.gov.au.

The film was produced through the support of an Organ and Tissue Authority Community Awareness Grant.