DonateLife Northern Territory

DonateLife NT coordinates all organ and tissue donor activities across the territory. The agency works with hospitals and hospital-based DonateLife medical and nursing specialists to provide professional donation services and encourage best practice to increase donation rates.

DonateLife NT activities include:

  • raising awareness about organ and tissue donation
  • encouraging discussion about donation
  • educating health professionals about the donation process
  • offering care and support to donor families.

Get involved and volunteer with DonateLife NT

DonateLife NT is always looking for local volunteers. To find out more, contact our local office:

DonateLife NT
Royal Darwin Hospital
Phone: (08) 8922 8349
Email: donatelife@nt.gov.au

Our volunteers are integral to increasing awareness of organ and tissue donation across NT. Our volunteer team includes:

  • transplant recipients
  • family members (recipient and donor families)
  • general community members.

Our volunteers take part in activities and events all over the NT, including information displays, community talks and media opportunities.

Contact DonateLife NT

Building 4, 1st Floor Red Wing
Royal Darwin Hospital, Rocklands Drive, Tiwi NT 0810

PO Box 41326, Casuarina NT 0811

Phone: (08) 8922 8349
Fax: (08) 8944 8096
Email: donatelife@nt.gov.au

Media contact

Shan Cairnes
Phone: (08) 8922 6700 or 0407 252 603
Email: shan.cairnes@nt.gov.au

DonateLife NT team

NT Medical Director Greg McAnulty
Medical Director – Greg McAnulty

Greg McAnulty graduated from the University of Sydney in medicine 1982 and in Old English Literature and Language in 1989. He worked in emergency and acute hospital medicine in Sydney before training in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine in the UK from 1989.

In 2007-8 and since the end of 2015 he has worked in Alice Springs Hospital, in the NT, as a consultant in intensive care.

He completed his specialty training in the UK was appointed as a consultant in intensive care medicine and anaesthesia in 1999 at St George’s Hospital, London. He worked in general adult and neuro critical care and provided anaesthesia for thoracic surgery. He was director of the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit at St George’s from 1999 until 2005. He was director of post graduate medical education at St George’s from 2004 until 2007 and until 2015 was director of the St George’s Simulation and Skills Centre. Additionally, he was an Independent Assessor for the Unrelated Live Transplant Regulatory Authority and subsequently for the Human Tissue Authority in the UK.

He worked with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Bosnia in 1995-1996, became a board member in 2000 and was president of MSF UK for six years. He served on the MSF International Council Board for four years. He worked with MSF in Sierra Leone during the Ebola outbreak of 2014-5 and with other medical aid organisations in west Africa and elsewhere.

Agency Manager – Lee Wood
Program Director – Lee Wood

Lee Wood joined the NT donation agency in 2004, initially as a donor coordinator and then commenced as Program Director in 2010. Lee manages the NT team and has advisory roles on Commonwealth and national committees and provides policy advice to the NT Government.

In 2011, Lee was awarded a Churchill Fellowship and travelled to the USA to investigate programs for improving organ and tissue donation in culturally diverse populations. She has a particular interest in ensuring the entire donation and transplantation story is understood by community members, including the NT Indigenous population.

DonateLife NT staff

DonateLife NT is comprised of donation specialist medical and nursing staff. The highly skilled team of organ and tissue donation specialists support the family and donation process and provide education to the community and clinicians.

DonateLife Agency staff also include the donor family support coordinator, education coordinators, communications and media staff, and administrative support.