Version 1.1 of the Consensus Statement on Eligibility Criteria and Allocation Protocols (Consensus Statement) was launched by the Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing, the Hon Catherine King MP on 1 July 2011.
The Consensus Statement was developed by TSANZ through funding provided by the Organ and Tissue Authority as part of the implementation of the National Reform Agenda – A World's Best Practice Approach to Organ and Tissue Donation for Transplantation.
Version 1.2 of the Consensus Statement, as endorsed by the TSANZ Council and the Authority's SMD/JWG Committee was released on Wednesday 16 May 2012 and includes the following key amendments:
A: Urgent Heart Listing
- The removal of a restriction on the number that can be listed in a 12-month period.
- A revision of the protocol to cover the circumstances where there are simultaneously listed urgent patients.
B: Lung Organ Donor Criteria
- Donor age raised from 5-65 years to 5-70 years.
C. Response Time for Kidneys on Offer
- A uniform 60 minutes cut-off time set for a unit to accept or decline a kidney offer from a donor after brain or cardiac death.
Read Version 1.1 of the Consensus Statement (928KB PDF) (for reference)