The Organ Donor Service in NSW is responsible for coordinating all deceased organ donations within NSW/ACT, whilst providing professional education and the NSW/ACT community with accurate information and education campaigns about organ donation and the processes involved. Bereavement follow-up is provided to donor families through the Next Step Programme.
will become part of Department Health Services, Victoria
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Grief and Bereavement
The Bereavement CARE centre provides grief counselling for adult and children, and also offers courses in general counselling and grief and bereavement counselling.
Aresource on death-related grief for the community and professionals
Professional Associations and Organisations
Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society
The ANZICS Recommendations concerning brain death and organ donation provide guidelines for good practice in confirming death from absent brain function, and facilitating organ donation in the intensive care unit.
Statement on death and Organ Donation
Australian College of Critical Care Nurses
Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine
Transplant Nurses Association Inc
Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand
Australasian Tissue Banking Forum
ADAPT - Australasian Donor Awareness Program
Australasian Transplant Coordinator's Association (ATCA)
Provides detailed information and statistics about organ and tissue donation and transplantation in Australia and New Zealand
You can register your consent or objection to becoming an organ and tissue donor by joining the Australian Organ Donor register
This web page is managed and authorised by Web Services Development of the NSW Department of Health. Last updated: 19 January, 2010