LOCALS are being encouraged to wear just one sock any day of the week to work, school, at sporting games, at the gym or around your home this October in order to help raise awareness for those awaiting a transplant.
Those waiting for a transplant in Australia today are always a tad uncomfortable, with this campaign seeing people wear one sock to be a tad uncomfortable themselves and walk in the footsteps/shoes of those who are waiting for a transplant.
Known as ‘Socktober,’ the month is about showing support for organ and tissue donation and reflecting to others the care and wishes to see an increase in the organ and tissue donation rate in Australia.
Those who take part are then asked to post their ‘one socked foot photo’ on social media and to take a photo of fellow workmates, students, friends and post it on the Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation Facebook page.
In 2017, Australians had the highest donation rate in the past 46 years of transplants on record with 510 solid organ donors, giving 1,672 transplants to those that now have a second chance in life or a great improvement to their life, but we still need more people to keep donating at the end of life to keep this result high.