Success has many fathers
Transplant Australia has three pillars of work:
- Promote donation
- Improve the lives of recipients and those touched by donation and transplantation
- Advocate for a strong and vibrant organ and tissue donation and transplantation system in Australia
Our advocacy work since our inception has placed Transplant Australia as the most professional community organisation possible.
We have been called upon by governments to submit important submissions on donation in this country, including arguing whether Australia should change its consent system towards donation. Every State Government over the past 10 years has held an inquiry – and at each one we have provided considered, rational arguments to improve donation.
We were represented on the National Clinical Taskforce which recommended the establishment of the Organ & Tissue Authority. We have been a strong backer and advocate for the work of the Authority, sometimes under great pressure to change our position and walk away from the National Reform Package established by the then Prime Minister, The Hon. Kevin Rudd.