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End of Life Care Working Group (EOLCWG)​​​




Death and Organ Donation​​

 

The ANZICS Committee on Death and Organ Donation Represents the Society’s interests in matters related to brain death, organ and tissue donation and organ donation after circulatory death (DCD). The Committee is responsible for developing and promoting the following statements:

The Committee provides advice on strategies to improve organ and tissue donation processes, as well as​ the educational needs of Intensive Care Doctors with regard to brain death and organ and tissue donation. Another important function of the Committee is liaising with other organisations, groups, and Government on issues related to organ and tissue donation. Further documentation relating to the DODC can be found under Downloads​.

  
  
  
Circulatory Death Determination Statement23/10/2015 5:05 PMNews
Leading Practice in Organ Donation: The Way Forward30/07/2015 4:59 PMNews
The Australian Hospital and Healthcare Bulletin Article: Intensive Care Decision-Making for the Critically Ill10/07/2015 2:25 PMNews
ANZICS Statement on Care and Decision Making at the End of Life for the Critically Ill13/01/2015 12:20 PMNews


The ANZICS End-of-life Care Working Group (EOLCWG) is a sub-committee of the DODC and represents the Society's interests in matters related to End-of-Life care in the ICU. The Working Group is responsible for developing and promoting statements for:


ANZICS continues to support and provide expertise to OTA in improving the organ donation process. ANZICS recognises the leadership role that Intensive Care plays in the organ donation process and advocates to ensure good and appropriate decision-making both during and at the end- of -life. ANZICS and OTA recognise and strive to meet the needs of the unfortunate families who face the decision about donating a loved one’s organs. ANZICS welcomes the investment that has been made by OTA in improving communication skills around end-of-life care and continues to work with them in this essential area which is resulting in nationally increased organ donation rates and high quality transplant outcomes.

​​Committee Membership


A/Prof. William Silvester - (Chair) (VIC)

Dr Jorge Brieva - (NSW) 
Dr Sarah Jones - (NT)
Dr James Judson - (NZ)
A/Prof. David Cook - (QLD) 
Dr Stewart Moodie - (SA) 
Dr Helen Opdam - (VIC)​
Dr Nandkumar Raut - (WA)  
Dr Ben Gelbart - (Paediatric)
A/Prof. Mary White - (FDC Representative) ​  
Vacant - (TAS)