Donate Life: Brian Seidel runs from Mannum to Murray Bridge | PHOTOS

Brian Seidel has completed his run from Mannum to Murray Bridge; now it is up to the rest of us to make good on his efforts.

His 34-kilometre jog on Sunday, July 30, was intended to encourage more people to sign up to become organ donors.

More than 1300 Australians are on waiting lists to receive organs at any given time.

When he or she dies, a donor – young or old, healthy or not – can save the lives of up to 10 people and change the lives of many more.

Hearts, lungs, kidneys, the liver, the pancreas, eye or tissue and skin can all be donated to a needy patient.

However, family members may veto a donor’s wishes, so it is important to discuss a decision with them first.

Mr Seidel completed the run in three and a half hours, and said many people had waved or tooted their horns as he passed.

Friends and relatives met him by the bunyip at Sturt Reserve when he arrived.


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