Organ and Tissue Authority

The Call brings organ and tissue donation to TV audiences

Article Date: 

Monday, May 24, 2021

The Call is a new documentary bringing together the emotional experiences of donor families, organ recipients, those waiting for a life-saving transplant and the specialist teams who make donation possible.

The show includes stories about the many sides of donation and transplantation, and introduces viewers to:

  • donor families Philippa Delahoy, and Russell and Helen Wilson
  • recipients Layla Saxon (and mother Aleisha) and Jayden Cummins 
  • Paul Greenwood, currently on dialysis and waiting for the call
  • Monique Drury, Donation Specialist Nursing Coordinator from Victoria.

This project is a collaboration between the Organ and Tissue Authority, DonateLife Victoria, Pixel 42 and the WIN TV Network and is just one way we’re aiming to increase understanding about organ and tissue donation, reaching regional Australians.

It’s the first dedicated TV program on donation in several years, and asks viewers to talk about organ and tissue donation with their family and register to be a donor.

The Call premieres Saturday 29 May at 4.30pm AEST on WIN TV