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Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) surgeon, Professor Stephen Lynch AC, has been appointed to the Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Board.
The Board, which will take on a management role, was created after a review of the national reform agenda on organ and tissue donation and transplantation.
It aims to strengthen oversight of the Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority, while focussing on lifting donation rates.
The Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick nominated Prof Lynch, who is one of seven members appointed to the board.
“I’m honoured to be recognised with this appointment,” Prof Lynch said.
“There are lots of surprises to come and I don’t know exactly what the role will look like but I’m hoping we will get a commitment for long-term funding.”
Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM said the newly appointed board members had shown outstanding commitment to organ and tissue donation and transplantation, and bring with them a variety of skills.
“Collectively, these appointments bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the governance of Australian organ and tissue donation,” he said.
“This is an important step forward in our program to reform this lifesaving and life-changing organisation.”
To register your donation decision visit www.donatelife.gov.au