DonateLife Tasmania was established in early 2010. DonateLife Tasmania coordinates all organ and tissue donor activities within the state in conjunction with DonateLife Victoria. It works with hospitals and hospital-based DonateLife medical specialists and nurses across Tasmania to provide professional donation services and encourage best practice to increase donation rates.
DonateLife Tasmania also helps raise community awareness and understanding about organ and tissue donation to encourage all Tasmanian families to discuss donation, know each other's wishes and register their decision.
DonateLife Tasmania has staff located across the state in:
Royal Hobart Hospital
Launceston General Hospital
Northwest Regional Hospital in Burnie
Hobart Corporate Centre
DonateLife TAS Team
State Medical Director - Dr Andrew Turner
Dr Turner has been Director, Department of Critical Care Medicine Royal Hobart Hospital since 2007, Honorary Treasurer of ANZICS 2002-10, Honorary Secretary ANZICS 2010 – present, Intensive Care Foundation Trustee/Director since 2005, and is a clinical lecturer at the University of Tasmania.
Dr Turner has an interest in research and evidence-based medicine, having spent several years on the Executive of the ANZICS Clinical Trials Group and has been principal investigator in numerous studies conducted at the Royal Hobart Hospital. He was Director of Intern Training for five years and Director of the Division of Medicine at Royal Hobart Hospital for three years.
Dr Turner started his medical training at the University of Tasmania and began specialising in intensive care medicine in 1993. His training continued at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne and he became a specialist at the Royal Hobart Hospital in 1998.
Dr Turner believes his role allows him to advocate for and improve the health of Australians waiting for organ transplantation, and foster a culture and systems within Tasmania that support organ donation and the families of organ donors.
DonateLife TAS Staff
The Tasmanian DonateLife team includes a State Medical Director, an Agency Manager/Data and Audit Coordinator, three DonateLife Specialist Nurses and an Executive Officer. There are three hospital based Medical Clinical Champions, one Donor Family Support Coordinator and an Education Coordinator.
Contact DonateLife Tasmania
Hobart Corporate Centre
Level 3 85 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
GPO Box 1236
Hobart Tasmania 7001
Phone number: (03) 6270 2209
Fax: (03) 6270 2223
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