Organ and Tissue Authority
The legal framework for consent in Australia is based on an informed consent or 'opt-in' model

The legal framework for consent in Australia is based on an informed consent or 'opt-in' model.

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Thank you

Thank you to all the donors and their families who have helped transform the lives of others through the gift of organ and tissue donation. Your generosity has a profound impact on people who receive a transplant, as well as everyone who cares about them.

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 uphold a person's decision to donate when that person is a registered donor.

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

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News and events

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...

Sam Chisholm's lifesaving legacy through organ donation

Sam Chisholm AO leaves many legacies, high among those the leadership he gave to Australia’s...

DonateLife Week 29 July - 5 August

DonateLife Week 29 July – 5 August, is around the corner and we are seeking your support to help...

Expert Panel to Help Reduce Kidney Transplant Barriers

An expert panel will investigate and identify any barriers faced by First Nations people in need...

Grants to help drive Community Awareness of Gift of Life

The Turnbull Government has today awarded $430,000 in Community Awareness Grants to encourage...