DonateLife Week

Led by the Organ and Tissue Authority, DonateLife Week is a key part of the Australian Government’s nationalprogram to increase organ and tissue donation and transplantation outcomes.

The dates for DonateLife Week 2018 are Sunday 29 July - Sunday 5 August.

Each year, events are held across Australia during DonateLife Week to encourage all Australians to register their donation decision and to discuss their donation decisions with their loved ones.

Did you know only one in three Australians have joined the Australian Organ Donor Register, even though 81% believe registration of donation decisions is important*? 

And registration is important – nine in ten families agree to donation proceeding when the deceased is a registered organ donor. This drops to just 52% where the deceased was not registered and the family had no prior knowledge.

More than 1,300 Australians are today on wait lists for a life-saving or life-transforming transplant. If you are willing to one day save lives by becoming an organ and tissue donor, please register and discuss  your decision with your family and friends.


Let us know what you are doing – fill in a DonateLife event form for promotion on the DonateLife website and social media pages.

*Woolcott Research 2015




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the facts about organ and
tissue donation

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and register on the Australian
Organ Donor Register

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your donation decision with family and friends

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  • How to start the discussion