Mansour a big believer in second chances

Panthers winger Josh Mansour is a big believer in second chances and that's why he's given his time to help drive organ and tissue donation awareness.

Mansour and Sea Eagles halfback Daly Cherry-Evans are part of an initiative between the NRL and DonateLife to encourage more Australians to join the Australian Organ Donor Register at donatelife.gov.au

The pair took part in a campaign for DonateLife where they met young Matthew who is a recipient of a liver transplant.

Mansour said it was a pleasure meeting such a brave little boy.

"I'm a big believer in second chances and I think everyone deserves another shot, especially when it comes to their life," Mansour said.

"It was great meeting him, he's such a brave young boy. It was great to see him back on his feet and playing with the footy with myself and Daly.

"Especially at such a young age, it's so sad to see. No one deserves to go through that and it doesn't only affect the individual going through that it also affects the family."

With around 1400 people on the Australian organ transplant waiting lists at any time, Mansour said he jumped at the opportunity to raise awareness for such important issue.

"When I first heard about the opportunity to promote this I said one hundred percent I'd love to contribute and try and raise awareness and encourage people to lend a helping hand," Mansour said.

"I think it's starting to build momentum, not only in the NRL but everyone across Australia is really starting to realise the importance of organ and tissue donation.

"It's a privilege to play footy but I'm in a position where I can attract a larger audience and if I can help people whether it's organ donation or other charities I'll always put my hand up for that no matter what."

Mansour said the process of registering only takes 30 seconds.

"It's pretty easy and takes 30 seconds, you go on the website and put in all your details," he said.

"Of course if you have a family you have to discuss the decision with them so they know your wishes.

You can no longer register your donation decision on your driver’s licence. To register your decision you now need to go to the DonateLife website and go through the steps there.

 

Make your next 30 seconds count and register to become a donor. Click here to make difference.