Australia has continued its improvement in organ and tissue donation and transplantation with a record year in 2015, minister responsible for organ and tissue donation Fiona Nash said today.
Receiving lifesaving organ transplants not only saves lives, but it transforms families by providing an optimistic future to look forward to.
Australia’s donation and transplantation activity reached its highest levels in 2015, according to official figures released today by the Australian and New Zealand Organ Donation Registry (ANZOD) and the Organ and Tissue Authority (OTA).
One altruistic donor, six donors, seven recipients, hundreds of specialists, and seven people’s lives transformed through the gift of donation.
Victorians encouraged to register donation decision to drive continued growith in organ and tissue donation
The call is out for people to register to be an organ and tissue donor and talk to loved ones about their decision, after the latest Victorian statistics reveal a concerted effort is needed for the final weeks of the year to improve on 2014 donation numbers.
What if your words had the power to save lives? This is what Peninsula Health and DonateLife Victoria asked local young writers for the inaugural Victorian Writing for Life micro fiction competition.
The Minister for Rural Health, Senator Fiona Nash has today released a video message on the occasion of DonateLife Thank You Day, Sunday 22 November 2015.
The Australian Medical Association’s vicdoc magazine recently published an opinion piece from Victorian State Medical Director Dr Rohit D’Costa and Deputy State Medical Director Dr Sam Radford, exploring the ways Australia can enhance its organ donation performance. Well worth a read.
Funding arrangements available to the eye and tissue sector in relation to the TGA Biologicals Regulatory Framework will change as of 1 April 2016.
The Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) released a new statement on determination of circulatory death which complements the existing statement on brain death determination.