Australian Capital Territory
The ACT Bone Bank provides bone grafts to the local community. Located within The Canberra Hospital, it was established to meet the need for bone grafting in Canberra and the surrounding region.
New South Wales
The Hunter New England Bone Bank is a Live Donor Femoral Head Bank, and have been in Newcastle NSW since the early 1990s. Part of the Hunter New England Health Area, the bank collects live donor femoral heads and supplies femoral heads and other allografts to orthopaedic surgeons in the public and private hospital sector.
NSW Bone Bank located within St George Public Hospital collects and stores bone and tissue sources from deceased donors. In January 2011, the NSW Bone Bank was transferred to the governance of the NSW Organ and Tissue Donation Service.
The Sydney Cord Blood Bank (SCBB) forms part of a national network of cord blood banks sited in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane that collects and banks cord blood from voluntary donors for anonymous use by patients needing a stem cell transplant.
The Lions NSW Eye Bank is the centre for collection, storage, preparation and distribution of corneas in NSW and the ACT. It also assists research into eye disease. It is responsible for the education of medical staff and the community, liaising with relatives to provide information and advice to those considering donation. In July 2011 the NSW Lions Eye Bank was also transferred to the governance of the NSW Organ and Tissue Donation Service.
The Barwon Health – Bone Bank is operated by Barwon Health – The Geelong Hospital. It collects, stores and supplies femoral heads for bone graft in orthopedic surgery. The tissue is donated by patients undergoing total hip replacement surgery in the Geelong region.
The BMDI Cord Blood Bank is a joint initiative of the Bone Marrow Donor Institute, The Royal Children’s Hospital and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and is located at The Royal Children’s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria.
The Donor Tissue Bank of Victoria is the largest tissue bank in Australia. It processes and distributes multiple types of tissue. A not-for-profit organisation, it provides a central facility for the acquisition, processing, storage and distribution of tissue for transplantation.
The Lions Eye Donation Service is a joint venture between the Lions Clubs of Victoria and Southern New South Wales, the University of Melbourne and the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. It routinely provides corneas for transplantation across Victoria and Tasmania.
The SA Tissue Bank was established in 1988, and is part of the SA Pathology surgical pathology directorate, where SA Pathology trades as the Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science. The SA Tissue Bank is located at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. The SA Tissue Bank facilitates and coordinates the donation of bone tissue through a cadaveric and living program.
At Flinders Medical Centre, current eye research is improving the success rate of corneal transplantation and the Ophthalmic Day Surgery Unit enables some patients to have surgery without hospitalisation.
Cell and Tissue Therapies Western Australia manufactures all therapeutic products at the Royal Perth Hospital, as well as cultured and non-cultured products, including allogeneic heart valves allografts, skin, haemopoietic stem cells, serum eyedrops and other cells and tissue for the WA Health Service. CTTWA also manufactures biotherapeutic products for local, national and international clinical trials.
The Perth Bone and Tissue Bank is an independent, incorporated, charitable organisation which retrieves donated bone. After testing and processing, the bone is stored awaiting its use in a wide variety of orthopaedic procedures.
The Lions Eye Bank was established in 1986 by the Lions Save Sight Foundation (LSSF) and is housed at LEI. It is the only facility of its kind in WA and coordinates the collection, processing and distribution of eye tissue for transplantation. The Lions Eye Bank also maintains a waitlist of patients who require corneal graft operations.
Queensland has four tissue banks, Queensland Bone Bank, Queensland Eye Bank, Queensland Heart Valve Bank and Queensland Skin Bank.
The Queensland Bone Bank is Australia's largest supplier of bone grafts with bone and tissue sourced from deceased donors as well as through a live femoral head program. The Queensland Bone Bank is located at purpose built facilities opened in 2001 and is co-located with the Queensland Skin Bank.
Established in 1991 and located at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, the Queensland Eye Bank coordinates and retrieves eye tissue from cadaveric donors within south-east Queensland.
Esablished in the 1970s and located at the Prince Charles Hospital, the Queensland Heart Valve Bank specialises in human heart valves and heart tissue for transplantation.
The Queensland Skin Bank provides a skin banking service to ensure the availability of human cultured and donated skin for burns patients in Queensland.