Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Resources
The following culturally-appropriate resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities have been developed through partner organisations supported by Organ and Tissue Authority's Community Awareness Grants.
Donate life and give our people a second chance at life
This brochure was produced by DonateLife NSW in consultation with the Tweed Heads Aboriginal community to help increase understanding about organ and tissue donation and the need for family discussion. It contains stories by members of the local community including a transplant recipient and someone who had been on the waiting list for a kidney transplant but due to the development of complications, now has to endure a lifetime of ongoing dialysis.
Illustrated Flip Book
The 'Illustrated Flip Book' - produced by Kulunga Research Network, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, explaining the organ and tissue donation process is available for use in educational sessions with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Thank you to Rose Murray, the Indigenous artist who designed and illustrated the flip book. If you plan to use this booklet for educational purposes, it would be appreciated if you could contact Clair Scine from Kulunga Research Network. The project team would like to keep a record of how the resource has been used and by which organisation, for research purposes.
Have you thought about donating your organs or tissue?
This resource was produced by Greater Eastern Primary Health for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in eastern Melbourne.
Supporting you to talk about how you want to be cared for at the end of your life.
- Discover the facts about organ and tissue donation
- Deciding to donate
- Discussing organ and tissue donation
- Discussing organ and tissue donation within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community (produced by Perth North Metro Medicare Local)
- Have you had a yarn with your mob about organ and tissue donation? (produced by Peninsula Health Care Network)
This poster was produced by Perth North Metro Medicare Local and funded through a Community Awareness Grant from the Organ and Tissue Authority
These narrative-driven radio plays use Indigenous voices to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to discuss, make and register decisions about organ and tissue donation. These radio plays were funded through a Community Awareness Grant from the Organ and Tissue Authority. Produced by Queensland Remote Aboriginal Media.