The Organ and Tissue Authority (OTA) works in partnership with many stakeholders to optimise organ and tissue donation for transplantation.
Our partners include eye and tissue banks, community organisations and the corporate and business sector that each plays an important role in contributing to Australia’s national reform program.
Eye and tissue donation can make the difference between seeing and being blind, mobility and never walking again, or a speedy rather than protracted recovery from trauma, cancer or disease. There are often 20-30 recipients who benefit from one multi-tissue donor.
Eye and tissue banks provide significant benefits within the health sector. The eye and tissue sector is the largest donation and transplantation sector in Australia, with a significantly higher number of referrals compared to solid organ referrals.
DonateLife Partners play an important role within the organ and tissue donation and transplantation sector. They include state and territory governments, eye and tissue banks, peak health bodies and community organisations.
DonateLife Partners are committed to supporting and actively participating in a nationally consistent approach to community awareness and education activities in Australia in partnership with the Organ and Tissue Authority.
DonateLife Corporate Partners contribute to increasing awareness of and support for organ and tissue donation across Australian workplaces.
The DonateLife Corporate Partnership program is open to Australian businesses with at least 50 employees that are interested in providing education on the issue of organ and tissue donation and facilitating informed decision-making and discussion among employees.
DonateLife Community Partners are organisations that wish to contribute to our work by promoting DonateLife within their community. Partners include sporting clubs, small businesses, foundations and schools.
Each Community Partner plays a valuable role in helping to generate awareness and discussion about the life-transforming benefits of organ and tissue donation.