Tribute to Life Commonwealth MOU: An ambitious initiative to boost organ donation

Commonwealth Tribute to Life - Celebrating 2022

As sports fans across the Commonwealth unite in support of their country’s competitors in the 2022 Commonwealth Games, a major project to share organ donation expertise amongst Commonwealth nations is gathering momentum.

The Commonwealth Tribute to Life initiative aims to boost levels of organ and tissue donation and transplantation globally.  

The Tribute to Life Project invited all Commonwealth nations to join a humanitarian effort to help save and improve more lives via an agreed framework for collaboration, known as a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The target was to get all Commonwealth nations on board by the time the Commonwealth Games began in Birmingham in July. At the time of the official launch of the MoU held on 22 July, there were 40 countries participating.

The Organ and Tissue Authority (OTA) signed up to the MoU in March 2022, with CEO Lucinda Barry leading Australia’s national organ donation program and regional coordinator representing Oceania. OTA is excited to be part of the project that is bringing together Commonwealth countries to share knowledge and expertise on organ donation and transplantation.

Through the project, we are coming together to share experiences and knowledge about organ donation and transplantation, and take part in professional training opportunities that will help save and transform lives.

Watch the launch of the Tribute To Life MoU and learn more about this important work in the recorded live stream:

Commonwealth Tribute to Life - Live stream 22 July 2022