The DonateLife Services of Remembrance are held in recognition of all those who have been part of the organ and tissue donation and transplant journey. These services provide an opportunity for acknowledgement and gratitude towards donors and their families, as well as a chance for those touched by organ and tissue donation to meet with others whose lives have been changed by this experience.
(Doors open from 1:30pm)
The gathering of the organ and tissue donation and transplantation community is a chance to reflect on the gift given by organ and tissue donors and the difference it has made to the lives of so many, and also an opportunity to acknowledge donor famili
The 21st World Transplant Games will be held from 25 June to 2 July 2017 in Malaga, Spain.
For more details head to the official website here.
In 2017, DonateLife Week will be held from Sunday 30 July to Sunday 6 August.DonateLife Week is Australia’s national awareness week to promote the importance of organ and tissue donation and to encourage people to register their donation decision.
Led by the Organ and Tissue Authority, DonateLife Week is a key part of the Australian Government’s national reform programme to increase organ and tissue donation and transplantation outcomes.
Each year, events are held across Australia during DonateLife Week to encourage all Australians to register their donation decision and to discuss their donation decisions with their loved ones.
Did you know only one in three Australians have joined the Australian Organ Donor Register, even though 81% believe registration of donation decisions is important*?
And registration is important – 91% of families agree to donation proceeding where the deceased was a registered organ donor. This drops to just 52% where the deceased was not registered and the family had no prior knowledge.
Registration of your donation decision leaves your family in no doubt and, in doing so, provides comfort that they are upholding your decision.
More than 1,500 Australians are today waiting for a life-saving or life-transforming transplant. If you are willing to one day save lives by becoming an organ and tissue donor, you need to register and discuss your decision with your family and friends.
The Annual General Meeting is Tuesday 14 November 2017 at 7.30pm at The Alfred Hospital, 5th floor seminar room.
For details on how to get to the Alfred click here. When you arrive at The Alfred main entrance walk through to the Main Ward Block lifts and take the lift to the 5th Floor. On exiting the lift, turn right, and right again, entering Ward 5B, about halfway down on the right is a corridor that leads to the Seminar Room.
You are welcome to meet the committee informally at Alf's Cafe from 7.00pm. All welcome.
As well as being an excellent educational event, the TNA conference also provides a valuable opportunity to network with other health professionals with similar interests, and the social programme offers a chance to relax and enjoy Melbourne’s hospitality.
I encourage you to stay a little bit longer in Melbourne to take advantage of all that this city has to offer. Take some time to explore our vibrant city, beautiful beaches, world renowned wine country and fine food, returning to work feeling inspired and refreshed.
We look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne in 2017.