DonateLife South Australia

DonateLife SA coordinates all organ and tissue donor activities across the state. It 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 SA 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.

Contact DonateLife SA

General enquiries

Ground Floor, Allianz Centre, 55 Currie Street, Adelaide SA 5000

PO Box 287, Rundle Mall SA 5000

Phone: (08) 8207 7117
Fax: (08) 8207 7102

DonateLife SA team

Medical Director – Dr Stewart Moodie
Medical Director – Dr Stewart Moodie

Stewart Moodie is the South Australian representative on the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) Death and Organ Donation Committee, deputy chair of the ANZICS End of Life Care Working Group and member of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Ethical Allocation of Organs Working Group.

Stewart is also an intensive care specialist. He is deputy chair of the Central Adelaide Local Health Network Treatment Ethics Committee and a LEAD trainer on the Core Family Donation Conversation workshops.

Nursing Service Director – Heylen Laver
Nursing Service Director – Heylen Laver

Heylen Laver worked as a critical care nurse at the Royal Adelaide Hospital before joining the SA Organ Donation Agency in 2005 as an organ donation coordinator. She quickly became a highly regarded member of the organ and tissue donation community through her representation on national, state and local committees.

Heylen is enthusiastic about leading a culture of continuous improvement so that risk management becomes part of everyday work practice. Her strong commitment to professional and personal ethics and principles of equity, access and justice underpin all aspects of her work.

DonateLife SA staff

DonateLife SA 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 includes the donor family support coordinator, education coordinators, communications and media staff, and administrative support.

DonateLife SA volunteers

DonateLife SA is supported by a number of volunteers who generously donate their time. They assist in general office work and take part in awareness campaigns.