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About us

The Organ and Tissue Authority (OTA) leads the Australian Government’s national program to improve organ and tissue donation so more Australians have access to a transplant.

This is done in partnership with state and territory governments, DonateLife teams, hospitals, health specialists and the community.

The OTA works in collaboration with the Donate Agency in each state and territory and the specialist donation medical, nursing and support staff, who deliver the nationally consistent program. They make up the DonateLife Network.

Established in 2009, the OTA operates under the Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority Act 2008 (the Act). The OTA is an independent statutory agency within the Australian Government Health portfolio.