Organ and Tissue Donation » Children

Guidelines and Policies


Consent for removal of Bone Marrow from a young child  NSW
NSW Health
Consent requirements for bone marrow donation by a young child for a sick sibling. Includes limitations on who may receive the transplant and a consent form.


Papers, Reports and Books


Informing patients about emerging treatment options: creating “saviour siblings” for haemopoitic stem cell transplant
Strong, K. 
Medical Journal of Australia
190(9)  2009

The Ethical Justification for Minor Sibling Bone Marrow Donation: A Case Study
Pentz et al. 
The Oncologist
13(2) 2008.



Australian Story – Abby’s Road  
Program re the creation of a ‘saviour sibling’ for daughter with leukaemia.


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