Review of the implementation of the national reform agenda on organ and tissue donation and transplant - August 2015
On the 26 of May 2015, a review of the current Australian organ and tissue donation and transplantation programme (the ‘Review’) was announced by the Assistant Minister for Health. EY were appointed to undertake the Review in June 2015. The purpose of the Review was to examine the implementation of the national reform agenda on organ and tissue donation and transplantation, with reference to the role of the Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority (known as the ‘Organ and Tissue Authority’, OTA) and the wider health system’s response. The Review comprised an extensive consultation process, which was supplemented by document and data review and the consideration of submissions provided by stakeholders.
Inquiry into Organ Donation in Victoria - Report - March 2012
This Inquiry into Organ Donation in Victoria has come at an opportune time to review the success to date of the 2008 national reform agenda on organ and tissue donation. Evidence suggests the reforms have had some success in increasing organ donation rates and raising community awareness on the importance of registering to donate. In particular, the Committee is pleased to note that Victoria’s organ donation rate has doubled over the past few years and Victoria is now responsible for one-third of the nation’s total annual organ donations.