The Organ Donor Foundation of South Africa (ODF) is a national non-profit and public benefit organisation established in 1988 to address the critical shortage of organ and tissue donors in South Africa through awareness and education campaigns aimed at the public and medical professionals.
One organ donor can save 7 lives
The primary objective is to promote awareness of life-saving solid organ transplants. The secondary objective is to promote awareness of tissue and life-enhancing transplants. The ODF’s objective is not to be responsible for, or directly involved in any medical-related processes, treatments, organ procurement or organ allocation.
The ODF receives no funding from government and rely entirely on fundraising initiatives and generous donations from corporates and individuals to support their work.
- To raise awareness amongst the entire South African population about the need for, and the benefits of, organ and tissue donation and transplantation.
- To educate medical professionals, in both the public and private sector, about the transplantation process. They aim to motivate medical personnel to consider organ and tissue donation when assessing brain-dead patients and help achieve a more efficient referral system, so that more life-saving organ transplants and more life restoring tissue transplants will be performed in South Africa.