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How Can I Donate Skin?

In Australia, skin can only be donated from deceased donors.

You can register your wish to be a tissue donor in Australia on the DonateLife website:

It is also important to tell your family members your wishes as they will be asked to help facilitate donation at that time

Donate Life Week 2021

JOIN IN ON THE GREAT REGISTRATION RACE! This year, DonateLife Week is turning 10! DonateLife Week is the Australian Government’s key public awareness initiative to encourage people to register as organ and tissue donors and to tell their loved ones once they’ve signed up. This year, we want up to 100,000 more Australians to register […]

Jersey Day

Jersey Day 2020

Jersey Day was very different this year at The Donor Tissue Bank of Victoria with Stage 4 lockdown, but along with our friends & family we wore our jerseys with pride to promote organ & tissue donation. Make your decision count & saves lives. Register to donate at

Jersey Day 2020

Jersey day is coming up this Friday 4th September to promote awareness of The Organ & Tissue Authority. Wear your favourite team Jersey to show your support for the Donate Life network. Make your decision count. Have the conversation with your family.

DonateLife Week 2020

“The Donor Tissue Bank of Victoria is proud to be supporting DonateLife in continuing to improve organ and tissue donation outcomes in Australia.” DON’T delay, register today! Held every year, DonateLife Week is a key event that highlights the benefits that organ and tissue donation has for transplant recipients and their families in Australia. Over […]


COVID-19 poses a significant challenge to the health of the wider community and to the operations of many essential services supporting the health system such as the DTBV. The DTBV will continue to operate and provide life-saving tissue grafts for burns victims, cardiac patients, spinal, orthopaedic and trauma patients as needed. We have put in […]

DTBV and KT Medical Partnership

The Donor Tissue Bank of Victoria and KT Medical are proud to announce their partnership to deliver the DTBV’s life enhancing Australian donated Bone Allografts to the market.

Beyond Thanks Day

DonateLife Thank You Day – Sunday 19th November

Thank You Day, Sunday 19 November, is a day dedicated to honouring all organ and tissue donors and their families. It is a day for the community to come together and say ‘thank you’ to all donors and their families, whose stories inspire us and whose actions save and transform the lives of others. The […]

Hamish’s Heart

The Donor Tissue Bank of Victoria are proud to take part in a four-part series to be broadcast on ABC 774 Melbourne with Drive presenter Raf Epstein. The story of ‘Hamish’s Heart’ takes you on the journey of Hamish’s life changing surgery to receive a donated heart valve.

installation of The Gif sculpture at DTBV

The Gift Installation at Southbank

A new piece of art has come to Southbank. Tucked away at the end of Moore Street, outside the Donor Tissue Bank of Victoria, is the latest creation by former Emergency Services Minister, Bruce Esplin.