DonateLife Network

DonateLife Network

The OTA manages the implementation of the national reform program through leadership of, and collaboration with, State and Territory Medical Directors, DonateLife Agencies (one in each state and territory) and hospital medical and nurse specialists in organ and tissue donation. These people and organisations comprise the DonateLife Network.

State and territory governments, through funding agreements with the OTA, deliver organ and tissue donation services in the public hospital sector and, where mutually agreed, in the private hospital sector, as part of the national reform program. States and territories use these funds to employ the DonateLife Network staff in accordance with a nationally consistent organ and tissue donation service delivery model. 

At 30 June 2017, the DonateLife Network comprised 248 OTA-funded staff (147.98 full-time equivalents). These fractionated roles were ocuupied by 172 doctors and nurses speicalising in organ and tissue donation in 89 hospitals across Australia, and 76 staff in eight DonateLife Agencies across Australia. 

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