'DonateLife … the greatest gift’ is a community education campaign for people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities aimed at increasing family discussion about organ and tissue donation decisions. It’s an important conversation to have.
Ensuring access to culturally appropriate information about organ and tissue donation to culturally and linguistically diverse communities is a priority for the Organ and Tissue Authority (OTA).
The OTA has produced a number of resources as part of the 'DonateLife... the greatest gift campaign':
- These materials have been developed through a process of consultation with religious and cultural leaders, for people of Jewish, Hindu, Orthodox, Buddhist, Islamic and Catholic faith.
- These resources are also available in Vietnamese, Chinese (traditional) Greek, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Hindi, Turkish and English.
To complement the campaign, the OTA has produced the following resources in multiple languages:
- The DonateLife-AODR brochure in 18 languages (Arabic, Chinese (traditional), Greek, Hindi, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese, Chinese (simplified), Korean, Sudanese, Somali, Dari, Punjabi, Indonesian (Bahasa), Macedonian, Serbian and Croatian).
- DonateLife Donor Family Support materials in 18 languages (Arabic, Turkish, Hindi, Spanish, Korean, Sudanese, Somali, Dari, Punjabi, Indonesian (Bahasa), Macedonian, Serbian and Croatian).
Following the launch of the ‘DonateLife…the greatest gift’ campaign resources, religious and cultural leaders were invited to sign DonateLife Statements of Support to demonstrate their support for organ and tissue donation to their communities, and the start of their partnership with DonateLife. The statements will continue to grow over time as we consult with more religious and cultural leaders to understand their position on organ and tissue donation.
Please take a look at the DonateLife Statements of Support from different religious and cultural leaders on each the page for each faith or religion in the box below and learn more about your religion's position on organ and tissue donation.
Additionally, through the OTA’s Community Awareness Grants Program, community projects received funding to conduct community education activities with culturally and linguistically diverse groups. As part of these grants projects, a range of culturally-appropriate resources have been developed.
The development of these materials has involved consultation with local community and key cultural or religious leaders. The OTA thanks the organisations and communities involved in producing these important resources.
We are pleased to make all of these materials available nationally to increase awareness of organ and tissue donation among culturally and linguistically diverse groups.
The OTA welcomes comments and feedback on the resources to enable us to improve the usefulness and cultural appropriateness of the materials. A feedback form is available here and you are encouraged to let us know your thoughts.