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Published on Friday, 14 April 2023 at 12:18:29 PM

The Gift of Life Baton, an Olympic style torch that will be gifted to the World Transplant Games Federation following the 2023 World Transplant Games, arrived in Merredin yesterday afternoon after a 4300km journey from the Gold Coast.

The Baton was transported via motorbike by a team of four from Gold Coast charity The Pride of Bettermen and Lionesses, including altruistic donor Gordon Rutty.

The motorbike ride was held to promote the need for more Australians to register as organ and tissue donors while promoting the beauty and rawness of Australia to an international audience through the World Transplant Games.

The Baton symbolises the gift of life that is given from donor to recipient, and features the World Transplant Games logo, and is engraved with the words, “Thank You.”

The final stretch from Merredin to Perth was completed this morning, where the Baton will now feature in the Games Opening Ceremony on Sunday, 16 April at Optus Stadium.

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