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Aug Organ Donation and VAD

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Event description

This is a re-run of our popular webinar run in February. Larna Woodyatt - Nurse Donation Specialist and Nicky Stitt – Statewide VAD Care Navigator will monitor and respond to your live Qs on the evening.

Join this 2-hour webinar to learn more about Organ Donation and how you may support your patients who seek VAD and also enquire about the potential for donating their organs after their VAD death 

Organ donation after VAD is legal, safe and possible. There have now been a handful of people who have donated their organs and tissue after utilising VAD in Victoria.  Australia is now the fifth country in the world where this has taken place.

The webinar aims to address and discuss

  • Eligibility criteria for VAD & organ donation
  • Case study of recent Victorian VAD/organ donation case
  • Experience of a VAD practitioner’s involvement
  • Ethical considerations in practice 
  • Panel discussion 
  • Q&A 


Dr James Hurley - VAD Physician Ballarat Health Services

Dominique Martin Professor in Health Ethics and Professionalism Deakin University

Larna Woodyatt Nurse Donation Specialist Grampians Health Ballarat DonateLife Victoria

The session will be chaired by Nicky Stitt- VAD Care Navigator Service

Need to know more?

Feel free to contact the Statewide Navigator service on 0436 839 200 or via email 

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