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Welcome to Transplant Australia

  • CONGRATULATIONS PROFESSOR JEREMY CHAPMAN

    The Board of Transplant Australia congratulates our Medical Director, Professor Jeremy Chapman, on his appointment as a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC). This is one of our country's highest honours and recognises a lifetime of dedication to improving the lives of patients waiting for a life-saving kidney transplant. Professor Chapman was one of the key architects of the reform package which has overhauled organ and tissue donation in Australia. That reform has seen donation rates increase by in excess of 43 per cent. Transplant Australia is honoured to have Professor Chapman continue to serve as our Medical Director, along with his many other national and international roles.
  • 2015 WORLD TRANSPLANT GAMES

    The 2015 World Transplant Games will be held in Argentina! Transplant Australia will once again be sending a team to the Games, and just between us, the Aussie Team have a bit of a reputation to uphold - so we need you there with us! All the available info can be read via this link or give us a call in the National Office! And stay tuned for more information. Vomonos?! Read the info
  • WISTERIA BLOOMING - A DANCE SPECTACULAR

    Transplant Australia would like to say thank you to the organisers of the Wisteria Blooming Dance Performance which was held in support of our great cause. This event will took place at the Chatswood Concourse Theatre and gave Transplant Australia the opportunity to reach over 300 people with our message. Thanks to the Chinese Wisteria Dancing of Sydney for putting on such a wonderful event.


  • SANTA FOR A DAY - THANK YOU

     On Friday 12 December over 150 Santa's came to town... but this Santa was no ordinary Santa. Thank You to everyone who participated in Santa For a Day 2014. Together we raised almost $20,000! This money will allow us to continue to promote our life saving message and save the lives of more people on the transplant waiting list. We couldn't have done it without your generosity - so from everyone at Transplant Australia - THANK YOU!
  • THE GIFT OF LIFE GOLF DAY IS BACK

    Transplant Australia is pleased to be supporting the Gift of Life Golf day in 2015. Get it in your diary now - Friday, February 27, 2015.
  • TRANSPLANT TREK CONCLUDES AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE

    Transplant Australia CEO Chris Thomas completed his transcontinental ride across Australia at NSW Government House on Saturday, November 29. Chris travelled 4,335kms from Perth to Sydney over 45 days to raise funds for a new 'Exercise for Life' initiative to help kids recover from a transplant. So far more almost $26,000 has been raised from a target of $40,000. Governor Hurley and Mrs Hurley welcomed him home (left). If you would like to support the ride please visit: https://transplanttrek.everydayhero.com/au/chris. You can review the ride at Chris's blog at: http://ontheroadtofindoutbiketrip.wordpress.com/
  • NEW ANTI-DOPING POLICY

    Transplant Australia’s Board adopted a new Anti-doping Policy at its December Board Meeting after advice from Australia’s anti-doping agency. All members participating in sporting activities are encouraged to review the policy.

    Review the policy here.

  • NEW MEMBERSHIP PORTAL

    Transplant Australia is pleased to announce it has a new membership portal for new and renewing members. The system, powered by RegOnLine is the same system used for games registration making it much smoother user experience for our members. Please visit the new site and let us know what you think
  • TRAVEL INSURANCE PARTNERSHIP - INSUREANDGO

    Transplant Australia is proud to announce we have an exciting new partnership with a new travel insurance provider, InsureandGo! InsureandGo are a premium travel insurance provider, who are well established in the market. Travel insurance has often been difficult for transplant recipients to access, and we are proud to be able to continue to provide this platform to our members, making access to travel insurance simple and easy. Of course everyone is assessed on a case-by-case basis but we have great reports from our members of their successful applications so far. To apply for travel insurance simply access the Transplant Australia portal here. If you need more information please contact the InsureandGo National Office on 1300 552 701.
  • TRANSPLANT AUSTRALIA'S THANK YOU ROSE

    It is your last chance to order Transplant Australia’s Thank You rose for delivery in late August. The 'winter' Thank You Rose is being sold bare rooted, the best way to buy roses. They are $45 each including delivery and are packaged nicely for the idea of a gift. Delivery only to the eastern states due to quarantine restrictions. Transplant Australia, has been overwhelmed by both our members' and the general public's response to the release of "Transplant Australia's Thank You Rose" and would like to thank everyone for their generous support. This beautiful rose is a wonderful symbol of gratitude, when the words “thank you” just aren’t enough. Click here to purchase.

  • Mohammad Farran

    WATCH THREE INSPIRING TRANSPLANT STORIES

    As part of Transplant Australia's Diversity Project, we have produced three inspiring short films which tell the stories of Mohammad Farran, Mohamed Taleb Hawcher and Mary Chan. In each film, the transplant recipient shares their transplant journey and encourages multicultural Australia to learn the facts about organ and tissue donation.

    Watch Mohammad Farran's short film here.

    Watch Mohamed Taleb Hawcher's short film here.

    Watch Mary Chan's short film here.

  • SWIMMING AND ATHLETICS - SPORTING BODY ACCREDITATION

    Transplant Australia is pleased to announce we are working with Athletics Australia and Swimming Australia to give transplant recipients another pathway to improved health and fitness. Transplant Australia, as the governor of transplant sports in Australia, will now manage the process of verifying applications from transplant recipients to participate in Athletics Australia and Swimming Australia local, regional and national events. Transplant recipients, who are eligible to compete in the World Transplant Games (solid organ or bone marrow recipients) will be eligible to compete under the Athletics Australia TF60 Classification. This adds to our role in verifying eligibility for transplant recipients to compete in the S16 Multi Class Competitions run by Swimming Australia. If you wish to participate in either of these competitions, even at a local level, please have the attached form completed by your transplant physician and returned to Transplant Australia. You can download the form here.   Sporting Body Accreditation

  • TRANSPLANT AUSTRALIA'S INSPIRATIONAL BOOK - THE GIFT

    Transplant Australia's inspirational book, The Gift. The Gift is a book of hope, where 21 transplant recipients and their families share their own personal transplant journey, inspiring others of the life you can lead post transplantation. Thanks to our sponsors we have had enough books produced that everyone who comes on to the transplant waiting list will be able to recieve a copy. If your hospital or transplant unit have run out of copies please feel free to contact Richelle King in the national office on (02) 9922 5400 or richelle.king@transplant.org.au.

  • PROFESSOR JEREMY CHAPMAN NAMED WORLD NUMBER ONE KIDNEY TRANSPLANT EXPERT

    Transplant Australia Board Member, Professor Jeremy Chapman, has been named the number one expert on kidney transplantation in the world. Professor Chapman, from Westmead Hospital in Sydney, contributes his success to his amazing team, and is humbled by the recognition that has come with this award. Congratulations to Jeremy on both the award and his amazing work over the past 30 years, saving thousands of lives through the gift of organ donation. You can read the news article here.

  • TWELVE AUSTRALIANS ARE GIVEN THE GIFT OF LIFE

    Twelve Australians have received the gift of life in an anonymous live kidney donation and transplantation exchange. This is the largest group of people to benefit from living donor matches at one time. The procedures involved more than 80 medical professionals, without who the gift of organ and tissue donation would not be possible. We wish all 12 people all the best in their post-surgery recovery and we pay tribute to the generosity of those who gave the incredible gift of a kidney. You can read the news article here.