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‘A transplant first – 11 years on’: Listen to our latest podcast

Suffering intestinal failure since infancy, Brendan Cole’s outlook looked grim, until Austin...

National Service of Remembrance

This year marks the second National Service of Remembrance held online. A time to come together...

‘From tissue typing to transplantation’: Listen to episode 9 of our podcast

As a medical scientist, Fiona Hudson might work in a laboratory behind the scenes, but her role...

'Til the cows come home - a special delivery to the Royal Adelaide Hospital

Charities, Herd of Hope and Cottages 4 Country Care, were the driving forces behind 'Til the...

The Call brings organ and tissue donation to TV audiences

The Call is a new documentary bringing together the emotional experiences of donor...

'You can’t clearly put into words how to say thank you’: Listen to episode 8 of our podcast

After their baby daughter Maia was diagnosed with a very rare metabolic disorder called...

'The greatest gift one human can give to another'

After 28 years battling Cystic Fibrosis, Cody Sheehan became the recipient of a double lung and...

'Her entire life was about helping people': Listen to our latest podcast episode

When John Lowe and his future wife, Louise, first met they talked about many things. Organ...

A new podcast series sharing stories of strength and resilience

Stories of strength and resilience amid adversity are being showcased in a new podcast series...

Our 2020 activity report released

Today we released our 2020 Australian Donation and Transplantation Activity Report.

Take the next step to save a life

Parliamentarians were out in numbers as the Federal Minister responsible for the Organ and...

New grant opportunities open for applications

Applications are now open for up to $4 million over four years for national partnerships and up...

Organ and tissue donation in Australia

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    Australia leads the world for successful organ and tissue transplants.

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    9 out of 10 families agree to donation if their family member was registered on the Australian organ donor register.

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    1,650 Australians are currently waitlisted for an organ transplant.