Organ and Tissue Authority

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Thank you

To the generous Australians and their families who saved and transformed the lives of people needing a transplant through organ and tissue donation in 2018. We also acknowledge the dedication and commitment of our donation and transplantation specialist. Transplantation, and its life-changing benefits, would not be possible without this shared commitment to donation.

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News and events

Opening address at the Connecting donation and transplantation: a decade of growth and collaboration conference

The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP opening address at the Connecting donation and transplantation: a...

$430K in grants now open for Organ and Tissue donation awareness

The Morrison Government today announced it is providing $430,000 in grants for community-based...

Record 10,500 Australians benefit from Eye and Tissue Donation

The final report on organ transplantation in Australia shows...

Lifesaving record as many more Australians say yes to gift of life

Australia has recorded a major increase in lifesaving and...

Speech on the opening of the Gift of Life Garden

The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP speech on the opening of the Gift of Life Garden, National Arboretum,...

Garden Commemorates the Gift of Life

Australians now have a Gift of Life Garden in the national capital to acknowledge those affected...

DonateLife Thank You Day - every organ and tissue donor makes a difference

Today, on DonateLife Thank You Day, we honour organ and tissue donors and their families across...

What is DonateLife Thank You Day?

Sunday 18 November 2018 is DonateLife Thank You Day – a national day dedicated...

CEO statement on the social media campaign “What would Jesus do.”

This social media campaign is not endorsed or funded by the Organ and Tissue Authority, nor has...

DonateLife and FFA in Goal for More Registered Organ Donors

Football fans are encouraged to join the Australian Organ Donor Register during DonateLife Week...

What Are You Waiting For? Register to be an Organ Donor

Australians are urged to wait no longer to register as organ and tissue donors this DonateLife...

DonateLife and AFL Team up for Lifesaving Goal

Football fans across the nation are urged to join the Australian Organ Donor Register, as the...

Organ and tissue donation in Australia

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    Australia leads the world for successful organ and tissue transplants.

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    93% of families agree to donation when their family member was registered on the Australian organ donor register.

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    More than 1,400 Australians are currently waitlisted for an organ transplant.