Clinical and Ethical Guidelines for Organ Transplantation from Deceased Donors

 

The Organ and Tissue Authority (OTA), together with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ), have developed Ethical Guidelines for Organ Transplantation from Deceased Donors (the Ethical Guidelines) and the Clinical Guidelines for Organ Transplantation from Deceased Donors (the Clinical Guidelines).

NHMRC Ethical Guidelines for Organ Transplantation from Deceased Donors

The Ethical Guidelines (NHMRC) inform ethical practice for health professionals in relation to eligibility criteria for entry onto organ transplant waiting lists, donor suitability criteria for organ allocation for transplantation, and the organ allocation protocols for determining transplant recipients.

TSANZ Clinical Guidelines for Organ Transplantation from Deceased Donors

The Clinical Guidelines (TSANZ) inform eligibility and assessment criteria for organ transplantation, and protocols for the allocation of deceased donor organs to wait-listed patients.
The Ethical Guidelines and the Clinical Guidelines together replace the TSANZ Organ Transplantation from Deceased Donors: Consensus Statement on Eligibility Criteria and Allocation Protocols (Version 1.4, 15 April 2015).

In May 2017, version 1.1 of the Clinical Guidelines for Organ Transplantation from Deceased Donors (Clinical Guidelines) was released, incorporating changes in clinical practice in respect to the utilisation of hepatitis C positive donor livers in hepatitis C negative recipients.

For further information on the Guidelines visit http://www.tsanz.com.au/organallocationguidelines/index.asp  

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