In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)


DonateLife ACT coordinates organ and tissue donations across the territory.

About this service

DonateLife ACT:

  • offers care and support to donor families
  • facilitates organ donation through to life saving organ transplantation
  • raises awareness about organ and tissue donation
  • encourages discussion about donation
  • educates health professionals about the donation process.

Who we care for

Organ donation is very rare. Not everyone can become an organ donor.

Only 1-2% of people who die in hospital are suitable to donate organs for transplantation. Many more people, however, can become tissue donors.

Register your donation decision

By deciding to become an organ and tissue donor, you could save someone’s life.

It is important to discuss your donation decision with your loved ones. This is so they are aware of your wishes.

Around 1,700 Australians are currently waitlisted for a transplant. A further 12,000 are on dialysis, many of whom would benefit from a kidney transplant.

Join the Australian Organ Donor Register today on the DonateLife website.

Share your story or volunteer with us

We are always on the lookout for people willing to get involved and lend a helping hand. Volunteers can be:

  • donor families
  • transplant recipients
  • family members (recipient and donor families)
  • university students
  • general community members.

Volunteers take part in activities and events all over Canberra, including community talks, information displays and media opportunities.

If you would like to share your story or volunteer with us, we would love to hear from you.

For questions about community talks or volunteering with us please contact:

Donation Specialist Nursing Coordinator
Phone: (02) 5124 5625


For more information about organ and tissue donation visit the DonateLife website.

If you would like us to come and talk to your organisation, please contact us.

Contact us

Phone: (02) 5124 5625
Fax: (02) 5124 2405

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In the case of a life threatening emergency, dial Triple Zero (000).

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Contact Canberra Health Services

(02) 5124 0000

The switchboard handles all calls to, from and within the hospital 24 hours/seven days a week

International callers
+61 (2) 5124 0000