Living Donor Program
Patients undergoing hip replacement surgery can choose to donate the ball part of their hip joint (femoral head), which is removed and otherwise discarded as a routine part of the procedure.
Bone donation is voluntary and does not alter in any way how your surgery is performed. There is no age limit and no cost incurred by you.
With your donation, someone stands a chance at living a better live.
Find out More About Femoral Head Donation
Deceased Donor Program
It is possible to donate bone and other tissue after you pass away. PlusLife is a DonateLife Partner.
We work closely with DonateLife WA Donor Coordinators who facilitate this donation program.
It is important to discuss your wishes about organ and tissue donation with your family during your lifetime, so that your next of kin is aware of your wishes and can make an informed decision if approached by a Donor Coordinator after your death.
The body of the deceased is handled with great care and respect at all times. Bone and tissue is carefully retrieved by trained surgical staff. Using prosthetic implants, the limbs are reconstructed to restore alignment, and all wounds are carefully closed as for any surgical procedure. It is possible for the family to view the body following the retrieval should they wish to.
The generous gift of donation made by our donors and their families enables us to improve the lives and wellbeing of bone and tissue graft recipients.