Organ and Tissue Authority

Make your decision count. Register as an organ and tissue donor today.

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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 2019. 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

2020 Community Awareness Grants Round Now Open

The Organ and Tissue Authority is pleased to advise that the 2020 Community Awareness Grant...

1,683 Australian lives were saved through organ donation in 2019

The lives of 1,683 Australians were saved last year by organ transplants made possible through...

OTA statement: Review of the Australian organ donation, retrieval and transplantation system

The Organ and Tissue Authority (OTA) welcomes the Review of the Australian organ donation,...

Make registering your New Year’s resolution

If you’re still looking for a resolution for the New Year, Minister for Regional Services,...

Australian tissue banks assist with White Island, New Zealand disaster

The Organ and Tissue Authority are pleased Australia (Vic/NSW) was able to assist so quickly on...

Organ and Tissue Authority Statement

The Organ and Tissue Authority (OTA) has been advised that a number of letters between donor...

A day to thank organ and tissue donors and their families

The generosity of organ donors and their families that have enabled the lives of transplant...

Living kidney transplants to increase under joint Australian and NZ program

The Minister responsible for the Organ and Tissue Authority, the Hon Mark Coulton MP, has...

DonateLife week shines a light on organ and tissue donation

The Minister responsible for the Organ and Tissue Authority, the Hon Mark Coulton MP, has...

Young Australians key to boosting national organ and tissue registration rates

Young Australians are being urged to join the Australian Organ Donor Register (AODR) as they are...

Study of family experiences of organ and tissue donation released

The Organ and Tissue Authority today released the findings from Wave 3 of the...

Recipients of the 2019 Community Awareness Grants announced

Today the recipients of the 2019 Community Awareness Grants were announced with $370,177 (ex GST...

Organ and tissue donation in Australia

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    Australia leads the world for successful organ and tissue transplants.

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    9 out of 10 families agree to donation if their family member was registered on the Australian organ donor register.

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    More than 1,600 Australians are currently waitlisted for an organ transplant.