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Annual Report 2014–15

Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority

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THANK YOU

Organ donation is a rare event: only around 1–2% of people who die in hospitals, die in the specific circumstances required to be a potential organ donor. We thank and acknowledge the generous Australians and their families who save and transform the lives of transplant recipients through organ and tissue donation. This act of generosity by donor families has a profound impact on the Australians who receive a transplant, as well as their families and friends.

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STRUCTURE OF THE REPORT

This report is prepared in accordance with the Requirements for Annual Reports for Departments, Executive Agencies and Other Non-Corporate Commonwealth Entities, as issued by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and approved by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit under subsection 70(2) of the Public Service Act 1999. It provides details of our operations and our performance. We hope it is also a valuable source of information for the Australian organ and tissue donation and transplantation sectors and for the general community.

PART 1 OVERVIEW

This section provides a summary of our activities and achievements, reported in the Chief Executive Officer’s review and the National Medical Director’s report. It also reports on our organisational structure and partnership arrangements.

PART 2 PERFORMANCE REPORTING

This section outlines our outcomes and programme framework and reports on our performance against the deliverables and key performance indicators detailed in the 2014–15 Health Portfolio Budget Statements. It also includes financial reporting on Budget estimates and actual expenses for 2014–15, as well as trend information about organ donation and transplantation and community awareness.

It then presents a summary of:

  • progress made against the 2014–2018 Strategic Plan: objectives, strategies and actions
  • activities undertaken by the DonateLife Network.

PART 3 MANAGEMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY

This section summarises our corporate governance structure, people management, workplace health and safety, resource management and legislative reporting requirements.

PART 4 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

This section includes the financial statements for the Organ and Tissue Authority in 2014–15.

APPENDICES

Provides a list of abbreviations, a glossary of terms used in the report, a list of tables and figures, a list of requirements for annual reports, and an alphabetical index.