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 regards 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.
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.