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Welcome to Transplant Australia

  • MARGARET WESTON

    Transplant Australia is saddened at the passing of our dear friend Margaret Weston. Marg was a liver recipient of 18 years and a long time member of Transplant Australia, as well as the secretary of Transplant Australia WA. She worked tirelessly to promote organ and tissue donation and attended many Australian Transplant Games including the 2012 Games held in Newcastle. Over the years Marg won many medals competing at the Games but the WA Branch would liek to recognise her for the wonderful friendship and support she gave to so many over the years. We all enjoyed her company, young and old, and she will be greatly missed by all her TA family.

  • TRANSPLANT AUSTRALIA AGM

    The Board of Directors of Transplant Australia have advised that the Annual General Meeting of Transplant Australia will be held at its Chatswood office in Sydney on Monday, April 28. More information can be found here. The annual report for the 2013 Financial Year is now online and can be accessed here.

     

  • WORLD WINTER TRANSPLANT GAMES

    The 9th Winter World Transplant Games were held recently in La Chapelle d’Abondance, France and was an amazing and unique experience for all those who attended. Transplant Australia members Mark Brewer and Richard Ibbotson represented Australia and had a fantastic time, with Mark taking home a bronze medal in the Parallel Slalom. Over the five days more than 250 skiers and snowboarders from 19 countries competed in 14 traditional downhill and cross country events along with the biathlon and curling. Download the team report here.  2014 Winter World Transplant Games Report

  • DONATELIFE WEEK 2014

    DL Week 14

     

    Transplant Australia would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped make DonateLife Week a success. We once again held a successful awareness campaign as part of university O Week, promoting organ and tissue donation to university students. Thank you to Marg Beattie and everyone who volunteered to man stalls and come along on the day promoting transplantation. We couldn't have reached out to so many students without your help.

  • FILMLIFE PROJECT 2014

    FilmLife 2014

    Could your creativity change a life? Registrations are now open for the FilmLife 2014 film making workshops. The project teaches the fundamentals of film making, by asking participants to create a film about organ donation and transplantation. To find out more information and to register head to http://www.filmlifeproject.org.au/

    Download the flyer here.  Film Life Project

  • 2014 GOLF CHALLENGE

    Transplant Australia is proud to be supporting the Gift of Life Foundation to hold their annual Charity Golf Challenge. To be held on Friday 28 February at St Michael's Golf Course in Little Bay, Sydney, the event is centred around promoting organ donation and raising funds for the Gift of Life Foundation. Think you're up for the challenge? Or know a keen golfer? Download the form and register as a team or individual now  2014 Golf Day Rego. For more information download the poster here  2014 Golf Day Poster.

  • THE GREATEST GIFT... AN ORGAN DONATION SYNOPSIS

    As part of DonateLife Week 2014 Transplant Australia supported Student Ambassadors + Volunteers For Organ Donation (SAV'D), a university student group that are passionate about promoting organ donation, to host an information evening at RPA Hospital. The event was a huge success with over 100 medical students and members of the public in the audience. Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time to speak and share information about organ and tissue donation on this night.
  • 2014 MEMBER PROTECTION POLICY

    Transplant Australia has put a new member protection policy and a new social media policy in place. The 2014 Member Protection Policy and the 2014 Social Media Policy are both effective 1 Janurary 2014 and all Transplant Australia Members must abide by these policies. Details about all Transplant Australia policies are available here.

  • TRANSPLANT AUSTRALIA - NEW APPOINTMENT

    Transplant Australia is pleased to announce that Karan Gerard, a respected management consultant with over 25 years experience in consulting with organsiations such as KPMG and Arthur Andersen, has accepted a newly created role of National Finance and Administration Manager. Transplant Australia was very impressed by the quality of the applications received and we feel as though Karan will be an excellent fit. We look forward to Karan helping to improve our business management processes in all facets of our work, especially the Australian Transplant Games and growing the role of Transplant Australia in celebrating the greatest gift.
  • INCREASED DONATION RATES

    The Federal Government has announced that 1,122 Australians received a life-saving transplant in 2013 thanks to the generosity of 391 organ donors. One in four transplants now occurs because of the changed approach to organ and tissue donation in Australia and these are the highest donation figure since national records began. Transplant Australia would like to celebrate this by thanking every family of the 391 donors - thank you for giving the gift of life. Read the media release here.
  • LAUNCH OF 'THE GIFT'

    We are excited to have officially launched our inspirational book, The Gift. The book is a collection of personal stories about the life-changing impact of organ donation and the author's journey back to health. The Gift was launched by Health Minister Jillian Skinner at NSW Parliament House, who said “You cannot read the incredible stories of organ recipients whose lives have been saved without remembering the enormity of the gift given by donors and their families in a time of great sadness." Read the full media release here.  Book Launch MR. You can order your copy of The Gift here.

  • TRANSPLANT AUSTRALIA AND THE STUDENT AMBASSADORS & VOLUNTEERS FOR ORGAN DONATION (SAV'D) AGREE ON JOINT PROMOTION OF DONATION

    Transplant Australia and the Student Ambassadors & Volunteers for Organ Donation (SAV'D) have signed off on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together to help increase organ and tissue donation rates in Australia. SAV'D was formed in 2011 and plays a unique role in promoting the importance of donation to fellow medical students, other students on university campuses and the general community. Both Transplant Australia and SAV'D have a shared objective of working to save more lives through the gift of life and increasing registrations on the Australian Organ Donor Register. You can read the media release here.
  • Max Mohr's Wish

    'MAX MOHR'S WISH' FILMLIFE PROJECT 2013

    As part of the 2013 FilmLife Project Joshua Belinfante and Laurren Brannigan have created this short film on liver transplant recipient Max Mohr. Click here to watch Max's amazing journey of transplantation and see the way he has embraced his gift of life.

  • Bek and Lauren at Dubbo Zoo

    GIVING TRANSPLANT KIDS THE WINGS TO FLY... ALL THE WAY TO DUBBO

    Transplant Australia recently flew 10 transplant kids to Dubbo Western Plains Zoo to experience the Ultimate Sleepover for Kids. Gordon, altruistic kidney donor and organ and tissue donation advocate, and four of his pilot mates generously donated their time and light aircrafts to give 10 kids who have all received the gift of life a once in a lifetime experience - a night spent under the stars. Tranplsant Australia would like to make this an annual event  - to support the Transplant Kids and Tackers Program head to our Everyday Hero page here.
  • AUSTRALIAN TRANSPLANT GAMES WEBSITE

    The Australian Transplant Games website is now up and running! Registrations for the Games will open early January, but head over to the website for information on the Games, including the finalised schedule. Be sure to keep checking the website for updates in the coming months! http://www.australiantransplantgames.com/
  • Alan and Phil

    TRANSPLANT AUSTRALIA & GIFT OF LIFE FOUNDATION WORKING TOGETHER

    The Boards of Transplant Australia and the Gift of Life Foundation have this week signed off on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together to help increase organ and tissue donation rates in Australia. The MoU helps fulfil a long-standing objective by Transplant Australia to provide support for smaller charities in the organ and tissue donation sector and to strengthen the community voice in this lifesaving area. The Gift of Life Foundation works through sporting organisations in Sydney and across Australia to encourage more Australians to sign on as registered organ donors. Both TA and the Gift of Life Foundation have a shared objective of working to save more lives through the gift of life and increasing registrations on the Australian Organ Donor Register. Transplant Australia is very excited about this partnership and look forward to working closely with the Gift of Life Foundation in the future. Read the full media release  MoU TA and Gift of Life

  • TRAVEL INSURANCE - MESSAGE FROM CHRIS THOMAS

    Transplant Australia has been pleased to refer its members to AIG (formerly Chartis) for travel insurance over the past four years. Almost 500 members have been able to travel overseas in this period with the comfort of knowing that they will be protected.

    AIG has recently changed its assessment procedures which means that in the long term this policy may no longer be suitable for transplant recipients. As CEO I have met with AIG and we are in discussions about the way forward. We are pleased that AIG has listened to our concerns and reinstated the previous assessment procedures for an additional three months to ensure our members are able to be assessed in line with the previous process and are able to access what has been a very beneficial product.

    In the meantime we will discuss our needs with AIG and a range of other insurance providers.If you require travel insurance please do not hesitate to contact AIG for the time being. We will keep our members updated on any developments.

  • Margaret and Jeff awarded Life Membership

    LIFE MEMBERSHIP

    Transplant Australia is excited to award Jeff Sewell and Margaret Hill Life Memberships for their ongoing and outstanding contributions to Transplant Australia. Jeff is awarded Life Membership for his contributions to the growth and development of Transplant Australia's Australian Transplant Cricket Club, notably his outstanding efforts during his 9 year tenure as chairman of the ATCC. Margaret Hill is awarded Life Membership for her contribution to the NSW Branch of Transplant Australia and her commitment to organising multiple Australian Transplant Games events and World Transplant Games Teams. Both Margaret and Jeff are invaluable members of Transplant Australia and we are thankful for all of their efforts over the years.

  • TRANSPLANT AUSTRALIA'S DIVERSITY PROJECT

    Transplant Australia is embarking on an exciting new Diversity Project. We are looking for 30-50 advocates that can help us go to linguistically diverse communities to educate around organ and tissue donation. If you think that you can help please contact Shiva in the national office on (02) 9922 5400 or fill in the form and send to shiva.ford@transplant.org.au.  Diversity Project Registration Form

  • 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.

  • AIG TRAVEL INSURANCE

    Transplant Australia has an arrangement with AIG Travel to offer travel insurance at a discount rate to our members. Of course everyone is assessed on a case by case basis but we have great reports from our members of their successful applications. Please contact the National Office for more information.