Welcome to the website of the Heart and Lung Transplant Trust (Victoria) Incorporated based in Melbourne, Australia. Our organisation assists our members who are pre- and post- heart and lung transplant patients of The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne.
Calling All Keen Cyclists
The Management Committee has developed an exciting fund raising event to raise money to extend the Second Chance Accommodation Program to support country Victorian and interstate transplant recipients during their mandatory 90 days post-transplant rehabilitation at The Alfred. We are planning a bike ride - The Tour de Transplant - through country Victoria taking in as many towns with an Alfred transplant recipient as possible. This event will take place over 9 days in late March 2014 and at 1,100km long represents 1km for every heart and lung transplant recipient in Victoria. Phil Anderson OAM, one of Australia's cycling legends will be organising, mentoring, overseeing and riding in the event. Imagine having the chance to ride with a national cycling icon! For more information click here. If you or any of your relatives or friends would like to consider taking part please complete the expression of interest form here to express your interest. Places will be limited to 25 so get in early!
David Hayne, our new President, has penned a message to members here.
DonateLife Victoria Service of Rememberance
The next DonateLife Victoria Service of Remembrance will be held at the RMIT, Storey Hall Auditorium, Building 16, 336 Swanston Street, Melbourne, on Saturday 25 May 2013 commencing at 2.00pm (doors open from 1.15pm).
For further information please call 03 8317 7400. more
Victorian Ombudsman Report into lung transplant shutdown at The Alfred in 2011
The Victorian Ombudsman has released his report into the adult lung transplant program shutdown at The Alfred from 22-28 September 2011. The full report can be found here. Various news articles can be found for ABC News, The Age, The Australian and Herald Sun.
Second Chance Accommodation Program
On the 31st of May the Heart and Lung Transplant Trust (Victoria) held a launch party to celebrate the accommodation program for regional, rural and interstate post-transplant patients. It was a very successful night, but we need to raise more money to keep this project going. To find out more about the project, contact us. To donate, follow this link.
The accommodation is at the Park Regis, 604 St Kilda Road, Melbourne. Follow the link to have a look at their facilities.
'The Last Race'
'The Last Race' is an Australian short film about organ donation, and was broadcast on ABC1 on the 26th February 2012, at the end of DonateLife week. This powerful film is inspired by the personal experience of producer Anita Belgiorno-Nettis, whose brother became an organ donor nine years ago.
To find out more, including how to get a copy of the DVD, click here
Heart to Heart Respite House
The house is maintained as a respite home in Barmah, Victoria, for use by pre and post heart and lung transplant patients and their carers, so that they may have a place to rest, recuperate, recover and have a break. more