A public summary report with results of the national evaluation of a pilot of models for requesting organ and tissue donation in Australia was released on 16 October 2015.
OTA position statement on heart donation for transplantation after circulatory death.
OTA position statement on the legal framework for consent to donation.
‘Fiction met fact’ this week as young writers who penned inspiring fictional stories about organ donation met a young teen whose real life will (hopefully very soon) be transformed by a caring stranger.
Applications for the 2015 round of the Janette Hall Professional Training and Development Scholarship (the Scholarship) are open from Wednesday 2 September 2015.
The OTA offers the Scholarship in memory of Janette Hall, a South Australian Hospital senior nurse who was actively involved and associated with organ and tissue donation for many years.
On Friday 4 September it’s Jersey Day!
Jersey Day has been inspired by the story of Nathan Gremmo who was tragically lost in an accident in May 2015. Nathan’s family chose to give the gift of life in honour of Nathan’s generous personality and in his bequest, inspired the idea of wearing your favourite jersey to work or school in support of donation. It is not a fund raising activity; it is simply to raise awareness and to help start the donation conversation with friends and family.
Two significant arts projects – one a feature length motion film and the other a 40 metre art exhibition – highlight the importance of organ and tissue donation this DonateLife Week August 2 to August 9.
NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner today, Monday 3 August, urged people across NSW to share their wishes regarding organ donation and register to become donors.
Mrs Skinner visited Westmead Hospital to launch DonateLife Week, which poses a simple question: “If you’d say yes to a life-saving transplant, have you said yes to becoming an organ and tissue donor?”
Boat explosion survivor thanks skin donors who saved his life
He knew nothing about organ and tissue donation before his accident, but after receiving burns to 90% of his body in an Airlie Beach boat explosion in April this year, Dave Andersen is now quite the expert.
Four in ten Australians are yet to discuss the life-saving topic of organ and tissue donation, according to new research released today by the Organ and Tissue Authority (OTA).