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Organ and Tissue Authority

Thanks to the generosity of 503 deceased organ donors and their families a record 1,447 Australians were given a second chance at life in 2016. There were an additional 267 living donors, including 44 under the Australian Kidney Exchange Program.

Organ and Tissue Factsheets now online

The OTA has developed a series of organ and tissue donation Fact Sheets. Find them under For the Community > Fact Sheets

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Join the Australian Organ Donor Register

Click here to register your donation decision to save lives as an organ and tissue donor.

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DISCOVER

the facts about organ and
tissue donation

  • Frequently asked questions
  • Understanding donation

DECIDE

and register on the Australian
Organ Donor Register

  • Register your decision

DISCUSS

your donation decision with family and friends

  • Who needs to know?
  • How to start the discussion

Read the Australian Donation and Transplantation Activity Report 2016