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ARC Discovery Project

Australian Research Council

Community preferences for organ donation and allocation in Australia

Dr K Howard; A/Prof S Jan; Dr A Cass; Dr J Rose; A/Prof SJ Chadban; Prof RD Allen

Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies

Project Summary

This work will provide vital information on the Australian public's attitudes and preferences towards organ donation and allocation strategies, and inform the development of a national organ donation strategy that considers the public's preferences for different policies to increase organ donor rates. This project will directly address the National Research Priority of 'promoting and maintaining good health'; increasing the availability of donor organs, and improving the equity and transparency of organ allocation in Australia will lead to improved health outcomes for patients on transplant waiting lists around Australia, and improved health outcomes for patients not previously eligible for transplant (e.g. some dialysis patients)

Funding
2009 :$  100,000
2010 :$  70,000
2011 : $  70,000