OTA congratulates Prof Jeremy Chapman on his well-deserved recognition in the Australia Day awards

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.

“Professor Chapman has dedicated his professional life to improving Australia’s health system in relation to deceased and living organ, tissue and stem cell donation and transplantation and to forging international consensus, between governments and professional societies, on ethical professional practice and clear legal frameworks for deceased and living organ donation for transplantation,” said Ms Yael Cass, CEO of the Organ and Tissue Authority.

“As a special adviser to the World Health Organisation he has driven international advocacy for the prohibition of organ trafficking by promoting the policy of national self-sufficiency to prevent exploitation of potential organ donors. Within Australia, he has provided clinical leadership across the donation and transplant sectors to ensure there are ethical processes for managing transplant waiting lists, for the allocation of organs to recipients, for vigilance and surveillance of serious adverse events in transplantation, and for the publication of data on donation and transplantation outcomes.  Professor Chapman is a genuine leader in international transplantation practice.”

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