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 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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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...

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,...

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.