DonateLife South Australia

DonateLife South Australia coordinates all organ and tissue donor activities across the state. DonateLife SA works with DonateLife medical specialists and nurses in hospitals across the state to provide professional donation services and encourage best practice in organ and tissue transplantation.

The DonateLife SA team also works to raise community awareness and understanding of organ and tissue donation as a way of increasing donation rates. DonateLife SA encourages all South Australian families to make an informed decision about becoming an organ donor, to register their decision and to discuss and know each other’s donation decisions.

DonateLife SA Team

​State Medical Director- Dr Stewart Moodie MB chB FRCA FCICM MBioethics

Dr Stewart MoodieDr Stewart Moodie MB ChB FRCA FCICM MBioeth is the State Medical Director of DonateLife SA and an Intensive care specialist. 

He began his anaesthetic training in the UK and completed his FRCA in 2002. Having spent time as an ICU Registrar in Sydney in 2000, he migrated to Australia in 2003 to complete his advanced ICU training at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. 

His clinical interests include end-of-life care and organ donation; and he completed a Masters of Bioethics in 2012.

Dr Moodie is the South Australian representative on the ANZICS Death and Organ Donation Committee, Deputy Chair of the ANZICS End of Life Care Working Group and member of the NHMRC Ethical allocation of organs working group. 

He is Deputy Chair of the Central Adelaide Local health Network Treatment Ethics Committee and a LEAD trainer on the Core Family Donation Conversation workshops.


DonateLife SA Nursing Service Director – Heylen Laver

Heylen Laver

Heylen Laver is the Nursing Service Director for DonateLife South Australia.

Heylen has extensive experience within the SA Health system. Her employment was predominantly within the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Royal Adelaide Hospital gaining clinical expertise in critical care nursing. During this time she received a Professorial Certificate of Merit of Academic Excellence and a Certificate of Merit for Leadership and Customer Service.

Heylen joined the SA Organ Donation Agency (SAODA) in 2005 as an Organ Donation Coordinator. During this time she established herself as a highly regarded member of the organ and tissue donation community through her roles and representation on national, state and local committees.

Her extensive experience and professional achievements within the organ and tissue donation sector demonstrate her commitment to quality system improvement delivering the highest possible standard of healthcare to our community.

Heylen is enthusiastic in promoting and leading a culture of continuous improvement within the organisation so that risk management becomes part of everyday work practice. Her strong commitment to professional and personal ethics and principles of equity, access and justice underpin all aspects of her work.

In her role as Nursing Service Director, Heylen’s objective is to work with OTA, the DonateLife Network and SA Health as the nursing interface and lead of the SA Donation Specialist Nursing Coordinator team to provide the highest standard of care to donors and their families, to enhance the health of the community and improve transplant outcomes for all Australians

DonateLife SA staff

The DonateLife SA team comprises the State Medical Director, the Nursing Service Director, 10 Donation Specialist Nursing Coordinators (the DSNC positions in SA include Education, Data and Audit and Family Support), five Donation Medical Specialists, a senior media and communications officer, an administrative manager, an administrative officer and a Cultural and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Project Officer.

DonateLife SA volunteers

DonateLife SA is supported by a number of volunteers who generously donate their time to assist in general office work, promotional events and take part in awareness campaigns and services.

Contact DonateLife SA

General Enquiries

Level 6, 45 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Postal Address:

Attn: DonateLife in SA
PO Box 287
Rundle Mall SA 5000

Phone: (08) 8207 7117

Facsimile: (08) 8207 7102

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Media contact

Bronwyn Ludlam
Phone: (08) 8207 7190


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