Donor Family Support Resources

Understanding death and donation

This booklet provides information about death and organ and tissue donation, including an explanation of brain death and cardiac death.  It is designed for families who may be asked to make a decision about donation and aims to provide families with factual information so they can make a fully informed decision about donation.  In addition to the English version below, this booklet is available in a further 18 languages.

In reflection: For families who have supported eye or tissue donation

This booklet is provided to support families who have experienced eye and tissue donation.  It includes information about grief, support services available, and information about organ and tissue donation for transplantation. In addition to the English version below, this booklet is available in a further 18 languages.

In reflection: Supporting families who have participated in the organ and tissue donation program

This booklet is provided to support families who have experienced organ and tissue donation. It includes information about grief, support services available, and information about organ and tissue donation for transplantation.

Resources and assistance

This booklet provides contact details for support services and information on a range of resources available in all Australian states and territories for those that feel they may need additional support.

Correspondence Guidelines: Transplant recipients

Provides guidance for transplant recipients wishing to correspond with donor families.

Correspondence Guidelines: Donor families

Provides guidance for donor families wishing to correspond with transplant recipients.

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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