The OTA delivers the national program to increase organ and tissue donation from transplantation in partnership with a network of State and Territory Medical Directors, DonateLife Agencies, and hospital medical and nurse specialists in organ and tissue donation. These people and organisations comprise the DonateLife Network.
Each DonateLife Agency has a State Medical Director, Agency Manager, clinical. communications, family support and education teams who deliver the national program in their state and territory. These teams work closely with intensive care units and emergency department so all possible cases are considered and families are given the opportunity of donation.
DonateLife specialists in the DonateLife Network:
provide professional donation services and encourage best clinical practice to increase donation rates
participate in clinical practice review and audit
raise awareness about organ and tissue donation
provide care and support to families throughout the donation process
educate health professionals about the donation process.
The OTA and DonateLife team deliver a national professional education program to train donation specialists, including through the national FDC workshop which is designed to ensure families are well supported and informed about donation.
New South Wales
NSW Co-State Medical Directors: Associate Professor Michael O’Leary, Dr Elena Cavazzoni
NSW General Manager: Danielle Fisher
NSW Director of Nursing and Clinical Services: Juliana Celcer
NSW Clinical Manager: Nicola Seifert
VIC State Medical Director: Dr Rohit D’Costa
VIC Deputy State Medical Director: Dr Sam Radford
VIC Director of Nursing and Operations: Robyn Scott (to 7 December 2019), Leanne McEvoy (Acting from 8 December 2019)