School Education

School education resources and information on organ and tissue donation is now available for both teachers and students.

Are you a teacher seeking resources to use in the classroom?

Please select For Teachers on the left where you can find a series of school education resources about organ and tissue donation for transplantation. While these resources are specifically produced for Year 8, and Year 9 students they are suitable for Year 7-12 students. The Organ and Tissue Authority (OTA) produced these resources in partnership with the Australian Curriculum Studies Association. The resources are aligned to learning descriptions in the Australian Curriculum.

You can also find a classroom resource pack “Donating for life: the science of organ and tissue donation” specifically for Year 8 and Year 9 science teachers. This resource was produced by the Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) through an OTA Community Awareness Grant.

The Years 5 and 6 resources explore the social implications of organ transplant through the story of Coen Ashton, who received a lung transplant as a result of chronic cystic fibrosis. These resources cover curriculum areas: English, Science, Civics and Citizenship and have been produced to align to learning descriptions in the the Australian Curriculum.  

Are you a student seeking information on organ and tissue donation in order to complete an assignment?

Please select For Students on the left where you can find a list of commonly asked questions about donation and transplantation. At the end of this page you will also find links to additional resources to assist you with your school projects.


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