The Donor Tissue Bank of Victoria and VIFM are proud to take part in a four-part series to be broadcast on ABC 774 Melbourne with Drive presenter Raf Epstein. The story of ‘Hamish’s Heart’ takes you on the journey of a young Melbourne man’s life changing surgery to receive a donated heart valve.
Congratulations to Professor Joan Ozanne-Smith who received the award of Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the Australia Day 2016 Honours List for her distinguished service to public health in the area of accident and injury prevention, to forensic medicine, and to higher education as an academic.
The Donor Tissue Bank of Victoria are celebrating DonateLife Week 2015 with a special theatrical performance called ‘The Rest is Silence’ on Saturday 8 August.
The Donor Tissue Bank of Victoria, which is co-located at VIFM, has launched a new website.
Dr Rodda’s study sheds light on the drinking behaviours of the individual. His technique can not only prove a person has consumed beer, but also what type of beer they were drinking. The results were achieved over a three year study which included five separate drinking studies of different kinds of beer involving five volunteers – under strict medical supervision – and their blood and urine measured using his developed technique. The results were fascinating and also indicated that beer consumption can be confirmed in the blood stream for at least six hours after a person reaches a level of .05.