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.

2013

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.