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.
Today the hundreds of Australians who save or transform lives every year through organ and tissue donation will be acknowledged during DonateLife Thank You Day.
Australians are being encouraged to take part in the national DonateLife Thank You Day to honour all living and deceased organ and tissue donors and their families for their generosity which saves and transforms lives.
Join us! Share our Thank You Day videos and your #ThankYouDay message on social media to thank all living and deceased donors and their families whose generosity saves and transforms lives. - See more at: http://www.donatelife.gov.au/thank-you-day-video-launch#sthash.28Q2aoT0....
Sunday 20 November is DonateLife Thank You Day, a national day to acknowledge organ and tissue donors and families that agreed to donation.
The Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care Ken Wyatt AM MP is urging Australians to wear their favourite team colours for Jersey Day today (Friday September 2) to help spark a conversation about organ donation.