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The Organ and Tissue Authority and DonateLife is closely monitoring COVID-19 developments and what they mean for organ donation and transplantation in Australia.

Organ transplant recipients and others with underlying health conditions are urged to follow health advisories issued by the Department of Health as well as local state and territory health departments.

Transplant recipients seeking more information on the potential impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable people should call the 24/7 Coronavirus Health information Line on
1800 020 080.

The Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) has also released advice for transplantation patients around COVID-19.

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News and events

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It only...

National DonateLife Service of Remembrance

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Community Awareness Grants announcement

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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,...

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

Organ and Tissue Authority Statement

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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...

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 1,700 Australians are currently waitlisted for an organ transplant.