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Donor Families Australia Inc.

An independent support

and advocacy network

What's New?

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DONOR HEROES NIGHT on 18th May 2022

This years event will be the biggest National event on the Australian Organ/Tissue and Transplantation calendar this year.  In 2021 122,000 Australians were engaged.  Lets strive towards doubling this number as we did the year before.   Keep informed about the event and spread the word.

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View the very moving poem written by Henry Openshaw's following the death of his father Neill, and the subsequent decision by the family that sent ripples of hope through the lives of 4 others families.

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New OTA letter correspondence proceedures implemented!!!

This joint communique between DFA and the OTA on letter writing is a significant document involving Donor Families, Recipients and the OTA .  A truly consultative approach has been taken to put in place a letter writing system that is based on the needs of Donor Families and Recipients.

Losing someone we love is one of the hardest things we may ever have to live with


Formed in 2013, Donor Families Australia Inc. is a national member-based independent support and advocacy group comprising families who have donated their loved ones’ organs and tissue. It is the only incorporated organisation of its kind in Australia specifically dedicated to Donor Families.

Membership is free and gives donor families a voice:

  • To speak with and to support each other. 

  • To let those who formulate organ and tissue donation policy know what is important to Donor Families.

  • To connect the community to a group that knows the experience of donation so they might come to a true understanding of what it is all about.