These video resources have been created by the Authority, the National Rugby Leage and Melbourne Heart;and the Authority's partners to promote and create awareness of organ and tissue donation and DonateLife.
Mitchell Brennan's wish was to be a paramedic. He was a normal teenager that loved to do normal things. Mitchell died when his ute ran off the road during a storm and hit a tree, he was only 18 years old. When his life was cut tragically short 2010, he lost the opportunity to have his dream job, but he still saved the lives of four people.
Mitchell's heart, lungs, liver, left and right kidney and pancreas were all donated. His family's decision to donate his organs was extremely hard, but gives them comfort every day knowing that Mitchell's organs saved the lives of others.
Jessica is 20 years old and was born with a biliary atresia. At 9 years old she required a liver transplant as she had become increasing sick with no energy and jaundice.
Following her transplant she has been able to take up several sports including netball, dance and swimming. She makes sure to live her life to the full and has been involved in many activities since her transplant including trekking the Kokoda Trail. Jessica is dedicated to raising awareness of the need for organ and tissue donation.
Kylie was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at the age of three. Slowly her lungs became weaker and she spent more time in hospital and needed oxygen, until she became so sick she needed oxygen 24 hours a day and was put on the waiting list. It was an extremely difficult time for Kylie and her family including her fiancé Troy, who proposed to her when she was extremely sick and lifted her spirits.
After Kylie got her new lungs she is able to go to the gym, swim and do all the things that she used to do. She is now dedicated to promoting organ and tissue donation and is also an ambassador for Cystic Fibrosis.
The National Rugby League (NRL) have produced a DonateLife promotional community service announcement (CSA);as well as a 2 minute educational video to improve awareness of organ and tissue donation, in particular amongst young Australians aged 18 to 29 years.
The CSA utilises high-profile NRL players including All Stars and Indigenous All Stars promoting the need for all Australians to ask and know their family members' donation wishes.
"A League" soccer team Melbourne Heart Football Club have produced a community service announcement to help raise awareness and promote organ and tissue donation to their fans and the wider community.
The CSA features DonateLife champion goalkeeper Clint Bolton and transplant recipient Kylie Alford speaking of the importance of asking and knowing your loved ones' donation wishes.
The topic of organ and tissue donation was brought to life through the eyes of young and emerging film makers as part of the FilmLife film festival in 2012 and 2013.
This project, funded through the Organ and Tissue Authority Community Awareness Grants program, assisted young film makers to create short films based around the national themes for DonateLife Week 2012 and 2013Â to encourage discussion about organ and tissue donation .
The Last Race
Alagna Films, with financial assistance from the Australian Government, have created a community engagement program kit to supplement the screening of their film The Last Race.
The Last Race showcases a situation all Australian families could at some stage find themselves in as they struggle to make a decision on behalf of a loved one, and a race against time to save a life.