Donor families

Transplant Australia welcomes membership and participation of all family members of deceased donors, in fact, in recognition of the amazing gift you have given, we would like to offer all donor families honorary membership of Transplant Australia.

Transplant exists to make the most of the second chance that organ and tissue donation gives, and to remember and honor organ donors. We strive to raise community awareness of the need for organ and tissue donation and invite family members of deceased donors to be a part of the work we do here at Transplant Australia.

Honoring and remembering organ donors plays a large part in the Australian Transplant Games with family members competing in the supporter events and medal presentation ceremonies. The Donor Family Shield is presented at the Australian Transplant Games Gala Dinner and donor families and living donors are invited to lead the Games Parade. Each State branch holds special events in recognition of the gifts of life and sight, including annual Thanksgiving Services

We offer a caring support network of people who have had similar experiences, as well as the chance to meet a wonderful group of people who are all making the most of the second chance that has been given to them.

Living donors

Living donors have donated an organ or bone marrow to another person to help save their life and improve their general health and wellbeing. The Living Donor Branch of Transplant Australia welcomes membership and participation of all living organ and tissue (eg: bone marrow) donors, including people who have given a living gift of life to others and those who are about to do so.

Do you have a question about becoming a living donor? Or would you like some more information on this topic? Phone Julie in the National Office on 02 9922 5400.

Donor family contacts

Laurie and Marguerite Wiseman
+61 2 6291 6641

Majella Gillett
[email protected]

Nerida Morellini
[email protected]

Leanne Campbell
0409 181 427

Sandra Hampton
[email protected]

Donor family quilt

The Australian Donor Family Quilt honors organ donors from across Australia. The Quilt, supported by funding from the Organ and Tissue Authority, invites all donor families, whether they are involved in Transplant Australia or not, to contribute to what is an ever growing tribute to the wonderful gift of organ and tissue donation.

The rationale behind a quilt is simple: it allows a number of individual stories to be told while collectively it is a wonderful symbol for the gift of donation. The quilts are often on display at State events throughout the year and hold pride of place at the Australian Transplant Games.