Organ trafficking into, out of, and within Australia is illegal under the Commonwealth Criminal Code.
The Organ and Tissue Authority (OTA) today welcomed the Grand Mufti of Australia, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamed’s support for organ donation.
Extension to funding available to eye and tissue sector for the direct regulatory costs associated with the biologicals regulatory framework
Current funding arrangements offset the direct regulatory costs associated with the TGA Biologicals Regulatory Framework have been extended to 31 March 2016.
In 2014, 1,117 Australians received a transplant due to the generosity of 378 organ donors and their families according to official figures released today by the Australia and New Zealand Organ Donation Registry (ANZOD) and the Organ and Tissue Authority (OTA).
Last year the number of Victorians who donated their organs at death reached 117, exceeding the previous record outcome of 110 deceased organ donors in 2013, according to the latest national data released today.
The Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash today released the OTA’s 2014 Performance Report. Read the Report here.
Some 1,117 Australian lives were transformed by the generosity of 378 organ donors in 2014, Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash said today.
The Organ and Tissue Authority congratulates Professor Jeremy Chapman on his well-deserved recognition in the Australia Day awards, being appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia for his work in organ donation and transplantation.
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) have released new draft guidelines to inform the decision-making around the allocation of organs for transplantation in Australia for public consultation.
The Australian Government is providing funding of $462,064 for public awareness initiatives that encourage Australian families to discuss and know each other's organ and tissue donation wishes, the Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash, announced today.