Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt, today announced Dr Mal Washer as the inaugural chair of the newly established Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Board, effective 1 July 2017.
At the request of the Commonwealth and state and territory governments, PricewaterhouseCoopers have undertaken an analysis of the Australian eye and tissue sector.
The Organ and Tissue Authority extends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mark Colvin, who sadly passed away on Thursday 11 May 2017. Mark was a part of the daily life of many Australians, helping to make sense of the world through his extraordinary career in journalism and in particular as presenter of the ABC’s flagship current affairs program, PM.
The Australian Paired Kidney Exchange (AKX) program is an established nationwide program that aims to facilitate living donor kidney transplants that cannot occur directly due to incompatibility at blood group or HLA
The Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt, today released the Federal Government’s response to an independent review of how the national reform program to increase Australia’s rate of organ and tissue donation was progressing.
The Turnbull government has made available $473,000 in Community Awareness Grants to support community-based initiatives to boost the number of registered organ donors and applications are now open.
The Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt, who has responsibility in the health portfolio for advancing organ and tissue donation for transplantation, announced today that the funding is available to support community-based activities that promote awareness of the Australian Organ Donor Register and encourage Australians to register online to save lives.
The Federal Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP, will today join cricketers in Bendigo, Victoria, to celebrate the second innings of life made possible through organ and tissue donation.
A record breaking 406 lives have been saved thanks to the generosity of 140 deceased Victorian donors and their families in 2016.
The Federal Government today announced a record number of Australian lives saved as a result of a surge in the donation of deceased organs in 2016.
The 2016 Deceased and Living Organ Donation and Transplantation Outcomes Fact Sheets have been released.