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Organ donation

The Organ and Tissue Authority (OTA) works with states and territories, clinicians and the community sector to deliver the Australian Government’s national reform programme to improve organ and tissue donation and transplantation outcomes in Australia.


When a patient meets the criteria for organ donation a process unfolds that involves the families and friends of the patient, the medical teams, nursing staff, the social workers and organ donor coordinators.

Information and how to donate:

The Donate Life website has information that outlines the criteria for organ donation.

Last updated 21 Dec 2016