OTA congratulates St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney on Australia’s first Donation after Circulatory Death heart transplant
The Organ and Tissue Authority acknowledges and congratulates the team at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, on performing a world first in organ donation and transplantation history.
The Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash, today acknowledged the generosity of Australian organ and tissue donors and their families at the opening ceremony of the 14th Australian Transplant Games in Melbourne.
New study highlights positive outcomes for donor families.
Organ and tissue donation can bring comfort to donor family members in their loss of a loved one and enable something positive to come out of tragedy.
These are the key findings of a new study released today by the Organ and Tissue Authority highlighting families’ experience of organ and tissue donation.
The Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash has announced that $463,000 in grants is available to support community awareness and education activities. Closing date for applications: 5.00pm AEST on Monday 20 October 2014.
Artback NT: Arts Development and Touring is excited to present Gift of Life, an innovative performance highlighting the importance of organ and tissue donation. Following on from successful tours in 2012 and 2013, this special story will travel to venues and communities from Perth to Broome in September 2014.
DonateLife resources are now available to support decision-making about organ and tissue donation in 18 languages
A new suite of DonateLife resources has been produced in 18 languages to support family discussion and decision-making about organ and tissue donation.
Living Donors Participate in Australia's First 6-Way Domino Kidney Transplant Exchange
Thousands of Canberrans of all ages this morning had the chat that saves lives as part of the annual DonateLife Walk around Lake Burley Griffin.
Assistant Minister for Health Senator Fiona Nash said, “Each year the people of Canberra show their support for organ and tissue donation by participating in the DonateLife Walk.”
NSW residents are being encouraged to ‘have the chat’ with their loved ones - to know one another’s decisions about participating in life-saving organ donation, following the launch of NSW DonateLife Week 2014.
In South Australia a commemorative rose planting at the Gift of Life Garden, Bonython Park on Sunday 23 February will mark the start of DonateLife Week 2014. Members of organ and tissue donor families and transplant recipients, their friends and families will be joined by the Minister for Health and Ageing The Honourable Jack Snelling MP and the Lord Mayor of Adelaide the Right Honourable Stephen Yarwood.