who we are

Australian Heart/Lung Transplants Association.

Initially founded by DR Victor Chang and a group of transplant recipients in 1984, AHLTA has supported heart and lung transplant patients, their families and carers for 37 years.

Our Mission & Vision.

Initially founded by DR Victor Chang and a group of transplant recipients in 1984, AHLTA has supported heart and lung transplant patients, their families and carers for 37 years. Supporting heart and lung transplant patients, their families and carers for more than 30 years.
AHLTA supports and informs pre heart and lung transplant patients, and post heart and lung transplant patients, their carers and their families. We provide information regarding research and delivery of health outcomes in cardio thoracic health care; and promote minimisation of cardio thoracic diseases; support organ donation and transplantation; and raise funds for cardio thoracic transplantation research and equipment.
AHLTA is always committed to supporting heart and lung patients and their families throughout their journey.

And we are always in touch with you…

Our Objective.

- Support and inform pre heart/lung transplant patients and heart/lung transplant recipients and their families.

- Raise funds for cardio thoracic transplantation research, equipment and support facilities and accommodation for recipients and their families.

- Promote the minimisation of cardio thoracic diseases and support organ donation and transplantation.

- Provide information regarding research and delivery of health outcomes in cardio thoracic health care

Our Commitee

Sydney

Victoria McGee

Committee Member
Sunshine Coast

Ash Morgan

Committee Member
NSW Country

Ron Spriggs

Committee Member
Sydney

Andy Gough

Committee Member
Sydney

Cody Sheehan

Vice-President
Sydney

Joy Gough

Membership Registrar
Sydney

Jennifer Boyd

Treasurer
Hobart

Natalie Kluss-Bown

Secretary
Sydney

Bob Boyd

Vice-President
Sydney

Lyn Kerslake

President & Public Officer

Victoria McGee

Ash Morgan

Ron Spriggs

Andy Gough

Cody Sheehan

Joy Gough

Jennifer Boyd

Natalie Kluss-Bown

Bob Boyd

Lyn Kerslake

Our Committee

Lyn Kerslake

President & Public Officer
Sydney

Natalie Kluss-Bown

Secretary
Hobart

Jennifer Boyd

Treasurer
Sydney

Bob Boyd

Vice-President
Sydney

Cody Sheehan

Vice-President
Sydney

Joy Gough

Membership Registrar
Sydney

Andy Gough

Committee Member
Sydney

Ron Spriggs

Committee Member
NSW Country

Ash Morgan

Committee Member
Sunshine Coast

Victoria McGee

Committee Member
Sydney

Our History

1984
The Heart Transplant Club was founded by a small group of early transplants recipients at St.Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, at the instigation of Dr. Victor Chang
1986
The Club’s changed it’s name to Australian Heart/Lung Transplant Association.
1991
The Committee registered the association as a tax deductible gift recipient..
1998
Was a growing year for AHLTA as we had many new members.
2006
With funds donated to and raised by the AHLTA, and after an arrangement with the Trustees of St Vincent’s & Mater Hospitals, AHLTA house was officially opened, principally for country recipients who have to stay near the Hospital for extended periods immediately after transplantation.

2012
AHLTA’s financial assistance programme was introduced to further support the members.
2014
AHLTA celebrates 30 years of working with heart and lung recipients and their families.
Today
We remain committed to support heart and lung transplant recipients and their families to ensure they have a healthy and active life.