A herd of cattle have hoofed it along Australia’s iconic Bondi Beach today to celebrate hope, mateship and the life-changing benefits made possible through organ and tissue donation.
The Organ and Tissue Authority invites applications for Community Awareness Grants to conduct community awareness and education activities to promote organ and tissue donation.
Closing date: 10.00 am AEST Tuesday 3 April 2018
As World Kidney Day today highlights that more than 1,000 Australians are waiting for kidney transplants, the Turnbull Government is providing $430,000 in Community Awareness Grants for local projects to encourage more people to register as organ and tissue donors.
Thousands have stepped out at Canberra’s 12th annual Gift of Life DonateLife Walk around Lake Burley Griffin, to raise awareness of organ and tissue donation and encourage people to join the Australian Organ Donor Register.
The latest report on Australian organ donation and transplant outcomes shows that last year, the number of deceased organ donors continued at the record level achieved in 2016.
The Organ and Tissue Authority has released a suite of factsheets relating to Australia’s 2017 organ and tissue donation and transplantation outcomes.
Tasmania is leading the country with the organ and tissue donation outcomes achieved in 2017.
The lives of 320 people were saved last year through precious ‘gifts of life’ from generous Queensland donors and their families.
Victoria had a record-breaking 148 deceased organ donors in 2017.
At tonight’s final of the Westfield Football Federation Australia (FFA) Cup, Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, will award the ‘DonateLife Save of the Cup’ trophy to the best goalkeeper of the 2017 series.