Donate life

Donate Life at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

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Learn about organ donation

Organ donation is a rare but potentially life-saving or transforming treatment for thousands of Australians who are very ill or dying of organ failure.
Almost everyone can help others by being an organ or tissue donor – don’t assume that you or your loved one can’t become a donor because of age or health issues. Many of our patients and families have been surprised and at times comforted to find out that donation is a possibility for them. 
Organ donation most commonly occurs in the ICU for various reasons, and it may be raised in your conversations with our ICU staff.
To find further information on organ and tissue donation, please visit the Donate Life website.
To register as a potential organ donor click here.
To watch videos of donation stories scroll down.
Thank you for considering helping others with the gift of life.

Information for staff

We have a dedicated DonateLife specialist team who work with our ICU staff to guide families and staff through conversations and donation processes. We provide regular education, feedback and clinical support. For staff interested in organ and tissue donation we recommend attending the free education and training workshops conducted by DonateLife.

To find out more and register for workshops please 
click here.
Please come and talk to us if you have any questions regarding organ donation or would like to make a referral:
Dr Bernadette Hickey: Medical Donation Specialist
Dr Yvette O’Brien: Medical Donation Specialist
Ms Shannesy Voros: Donation Specialist Nurse Coordinator
For referrals, Australian Organ Donor Register (AODR) check and to discuss medical suitability for organ and tissue donation:
contact the DonateLife Organ Donor Coordinator on 1300 DLV VIC (1300 358 842)
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