​Organ and Tissue Donation

About Us

​Hunter New England Health works in partnership with the Organ and Tissue Authority and the NSW Organ and Tissue Donation Service to optimise organ and tissue donation for transplantation.

Our partners include eye and tissue banks, community organisations and the corporate and business sector, each playing an important role in contributing to Australia’s national reform programme.

Hunter New England Health has a committed team that facilitates donation across both public and private hospital sectors. This is a 24 hour a day on-call service.

The Organ and Tissue Donation team engage in community education and awareness campaigns. Our key message is:

  • DISCOVER the facts about organ and tissue donation
  • DECIDE and register on the organ and tissue Register
  • DISCUSS your donation decision with family and friends.

To speak to a Donation Specialist Nurse please call the John Hunter Hospital switchboard (02) 4921 3000 and ask to speak to the Donation Specialist Nurse for organ donation. 


Critical Care Services 
John Hunter Hospital​​