Organ Donation

A significant number of children with a liver disease will need to have a liver transplant, many at a very young age. Increasing the rate of organ donation in Australia is very important us and there are a number of great organisations working hard across the country to raise awareness of the need for donor organs and increase the numbers signing up as organ donors.

DonateLife 

The Australian Government aims to implement a world's best practice approach to organ and tissue donation for transplantation, with the twin objectives of increasing the capability and capacity within the health system to maximise donation rates and raising community awareness and stakeholder engagement across Australia to promote organ and tissue donation.

The DonateLife Network is responsible for delivery of the day to day activities to achieve these objectives. They manage hospital based staff who are medical and nursing specialists in organ and tissue donation and DonateLife agencies who specialise in organ donor coordination, donor family support, education coordination, communication activities and data and audit. 

DonateLife have produced an animation, which provides a useful background to organ donation WATCH ANIMATION

Liver Kids is proud to be a DonateLife Partner and we encourage all our members and friends to get involved in the range of national activities around DonateLife Week
(2-9 August 2015)

Read more about DonateLife at http://www.donatelife.gov.au/home

Australian Organ Donor Register

The Australian Organ Donor Register is the only national register for people to record their decision about becoming an organ and tissue donor for transplantation after death.You must be 16 or over to register.

Find our more or register as an organ donor HERE

Other Organisations

There are many great groups and individuals that are working hard to increase Australia's rates of organ donation. Here are just some of them....