Videos

A range of video resources are available for your use to help promote organ and tissue donation and transplantation in your community.

Videos are a great way to engage an audience on the subject of organ and tissue donation in the workplace, in the classroom or at home.

Sharing these videos with your family and close friends can help to start the conversation about each other’s donation decisions.

Thank You Day 2016

Join us! Share our Thank You Day videos and your #ThankYouDay message on social media to thank all living and deceased donors and their families whose generosity saves and transforms lives.

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What are you waiting for?

What are you waiting for? is a powerful video highlighting the importance of organ and tissue donation.

 

View the one minute version of 'What are you waiting for?'.

View the 30 second version of 'What are you waiting for?.

Decided about organ and tissue donation?

This animation provides a good introduction to organ and tissue donation for transplantation in Australia. It is designed for use in community education activities to support all Australians to discover, decide and discuss organ and tissue donation. It is produced by the Organ and Tissue Authority for public use.

 

Donating Life - Documentary

Donating Life is a short documentary that provides a snapshot into the lives of three families who have been involved in the emotional, yet life-changing process of organ and tissue donation.

Read more about the documentary and the Director

A Change of Heart

This inspiring story of a transplant recipient from the Arabic community can be used to start the conversation about organ and tissue donation.

This digital story was created as part of the Diversity project, a partnership between Transplant Australia, the NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service and the NSW Organ and Tissue Donation Service.

Mohamed's Dream

This inspiring story of a transplant recipient from the Lebanese community can be used to start the conversation about organ and tissue donation.

This digital story was created as part of the Diversity project, a partnership between Transplant Australia, the NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service and the NSW Organ and Tissue Donation Service.

A Brother's Gift of Life

This inspiring story of a transplant recipient from the Vietnamese and Chinese communities can be used to start the conversation about organ and tissue donation.

This digital story was created as part of the Diversity project, a partnership between Transplant Australia, the NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service and the NSW Organ and Tissue Donation Service.

DonateLife Scinamation

This four minute video provides an overview of organ and tissue donation in Australia and the importance of family discussion about donation decisions.

DonateLife SA teamed with the Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) to produce this short animated video, or Scinamation, to explain the concepts of organ and tissue donation and brain death.

The Scinamation simplifies these complex scientific concepts and also presents thought-provoking facts and statistics about organ and tissue donation.

FilmLife Film Project

Watch the engaging short films produced by young and emerging film makers on the topic of organ and tissue donation for transplantation, as part of the Groundswell Project’s innovative FilmLife Film Project.

Sponsored by the Organ and Tissue Authority, this project enables film makers to create short films that inspire and provoke discussion about organ and tissue donation.  Film makers are supported with intensive workshops and interaction with donor families, transplant recipients and DonateLife network staff.

The 2014 'Best Film' was awarded to Kristi Gilligan's film, Moving On.

The 2013 ‘Best Film’ was awarded to Brooke Huuskes' film, Somebody that I'll never know, a parody of Gotye's global hit Somebody That I Used To Know.

The 2012,Best Film’ was awarded to Josephine Lie for her quirky and engaging video Ask the Hard Questions. This film was subsequently adapted into a 30 second Community Service Announcement.

You can watch the 2014 FilmLife Project's short films on the links below:

You can watch the 2013 FilmLife Project’s short films on the links below:

You can watch the 2012 FilmLife Project’s short films on the links below:

Mitchell's Story

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 in 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.

 

Jess

Jessica was born with biliary atresia. At nine years of age she became increasingly sick and required a liver transplant to survive.

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 and Troy

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 Last Race

The Last Race is a critically acclaimed Australian 30 minute film produced by Alagna Films, with financial assistance from the Australian Government. It is particularly recommended for high school classroom viewing, and it is a film every Australian family is encouraged to watch together.

The Last Race highlights a situation any Australian family could one day find themselves in as they are asked to confirm a loved one’s decision about organ and tissue donation. It asks of the audience: What would you do?

Alagna Films have produced a community engagement program kit to supplement the film The Last Race. The community engagement program kit includes:

  • A study guide;
  • Interviews with individuals working in the sector;
  • Key people involved in the creation of the film; and
  • Information based on existing DonateLife public communication messaging.

This kit is aimed at prompting more Australian families to discover the facts about organ and tissue donation, to register on the Australian Organ Donor Register and, most importantly, to discuss each other’s donation decisions.

For more information visit The Last Race website.

DonateLife - CSA 2015

A group of Hobart organ transplant recipients have featured in a locally produced television and online commercial aimed at motivating people to become organ donors.  Spokesperson for Donatelife Tasmania, Dr Andrew Turner, sid the video would help raise the profile of this important cause.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life Death and Donation #sayYESsavelives

Have you thought of your death as potentially giving life? Two inspiring patients, one leading doctor and four young Melbournians share their views on organ and tissue donation.

 

 

Thank You Day Videos

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the facts about organ and
tissue donation

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DECIDE

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Organ Donor Register

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DISCUSS

your donation decision with family and friends

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