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The DonateLife Network

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

 Full-time equivalent staff (All agency staff, clinical and non-clinical) - 14.5 Full-time equivalent staff (Hospital-based staff (includes doctors and nurses) - 25.1 Number of DonateLife hospitals - 30 Number of deceased donors 2019 - 144 Number of transplant recipients (by state of donation) in 2019 - 385

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

Victoria

 Full-time equivalent staff (All agency staff, clinical and non-clinical) – 17.4 Full-time equivalent staff (Hospital-based staff (includes doctors and nurses) – 24.8 Number of DonateLife hospitals - 23 Number of deceased donors 2019 - 162 Number of transplant recipients (by state of donation) in 2019 - 413

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)

VIC Clinical Manager: Leanne McEvoy, Georgie Callaghan (Acting)

Queensland

 Full-time equivalent staff (All agency staff, clinical and non-clinical) – 14.7 Full-time equivalent staff (Hospital-based staff (includes doctors and nurses) – 11.8 Number of DonateLife hospitals - 18 Number of deceased donors 2019 - 106 Number of transplant recipients (by state of donation) in 2019 - 300

QLD State Medical Director: Dr Leo Nunnink

QLD Deputy State Medical Director: Dr Angus Carter

QLD State Manager: Tina Coco AO

South Australia

 Full-time equivalent staff (All agency staff, clinical and non-clinical) – 6.1 Full-time equivalent staff (Hospital-based staff (includes doctors and nurses) – 8.8 Number of DonateLife hospitals - 5 Number of deceased donors 2019 - 52 Number of transplant recipients (by state of donation) in 2019 - 122
SA State Medical Director: Dr Stewart Moodie

SA Nursing Service Director: Heylen Laver

Western Australia

 Full-time equivalent staff (All agency staff, clinical and non-clinical) – 11.4 Full-time equivalent staff (Hospital-based staff (includes doctors and nurses) – 5.7 Number of DonateLife hospitals - 12 Number of deceased donors 2019 - 52 Number of transplant recipients (by state of donation) in 2019 - 129

WA State Medical Director: Dr Simon Towler (acting)

WA Clinical Nurse Manager: Melissa Smith

Tasmania

 Full-time equivalent staff (All agency staff, clinical and non-clinical) – 3.4 Full-time equivalent staff (Hospital-based staff (includes doctors and nurses) – 5.0 Number of DonateLife hospitals - 3 Number of deceased donors 2019 - 18 Number of transplant recipients (by state of donation) in 2019 – 53
TAS State Medical Director: Associate Professor Andrew Turner

TAS State Manager: Susan Towns

TAS Clinical Manager: Alexandra Goward

Northern Territory

 Full-time equivalent staff (All agency staff, clinical and non-clinical) – 5.7 Full-time equivalent staff (Hospital-based staff (includes doctors and nurses) – 0.6 Number of DonateLife hospitals - 2 Number of deceased donors 2019 - 4 Number of transplant recipients (by state of donation) in 2019 - 10
NT State Medical Director: Dr Sarah Jones

NT Program Manager: Lee Wood

Australian Capital Territory

 Full-time equivalent staff (All agency staff, clinical and non-clinical) – 2.5 Full-time equivalent staff (Hospital-based staff (includes doctors and nurses) – 3.2 Number of DonateLife hospitals - 2 Number of deceased donors 2019 - 10 Number of transplant recipients (by state of donation) in 2019 – 32
ACT State Medical Director: Professor Frank Van Haren

ACT Agency Manager: Nadia Burkolter