The Organ and Tissue Authority has produced a number of multimedia resources for religious communities in Australia as part of the 'DonateLife... the greatest gift' campaign.

Additionally, through the Organ and Tissue Authority’s Community Awareness Grants Program, community projects have received funding to produce a range of culturally-appropriate resources including some of the multimedia resources below. 


‘DonateLife…the greatest gift’ short video for the Buddhist community 


DonateLife: An Ethical Forum on Organ Donation in Australia

The University of NSW conducted a forum on 18 August 2011 to discuss spiritual perspectives on the sensitive topic of organ and tissue donation. The forum was sponsored by the Organ and Tissue Authority through a Community Awareness Grant.

View an ethical forum on organ donation in Australia conducted by the University of NSW to gain an insight into the religious and spiritual issues impacting on organ and tissue donation from the Hindu, Buddhist and Islamic perspectives.

The forum was facilitated by Ms Gretel Killeen with a panel comprising of the following guests:

  • Dr Anders Aneman – Medical Director, Organ and Tissue Donation, Liverpool Hospital
  • Professor Nihal Agar – Chairman, Hindu Council of Australia
  • Venerable Neng Rong Shi – Abbess, HWA Tsang Buddhist Monastery Homebush
  • Mehmet Ozalp – Executive Director, Islamic Sciences and Research Academy of Australia

His Holiness the Dalai Lama visits Westmead Hospital

This video was created and developed by Western Sydney Local Health District.



‘DonateLife…the greatest gift’ short video for the Catholic community 



‘DonateLife…the greatest gift’ short video for the Hindu community



‘DonateLife…the greatest gift’ short video for the Islamic community


'Reaching Out' a video produced by The Federation of Ethnic Communities' Council of Australia (FECCA)

This video resource has been developed by FECCA with the support of the Organ and Tissue Authority, to educate and engage Muslim communities in Australia on the subject of organ and tissue donation.



‘DonateLife…the greatest gift’ short video for the Jewish community



‘DonateLife…the greatest gift’ short video for the Greek Orthodox community


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