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Guidelines and Policies

Directed and non-directed living Kidney Donation NSW
NSW Health
Sets out standards and conditions for donation of a single kidney by an adult living person for transplantation into another person in public health organisations.

Liver Transplant – Adult to Adult Donation NSW
NSW Health
The purpose of the guideline is to provide guidance to health professionals and additional protection for prospective adult Living Donor Liver Transplantation (LDLT) donors.

Making a Decision about Living Organ and Tissue Donation [PDF]   Cth
This booklet is derived from Living Organ and Tissue Donation: Guidelines for Ethical Practice for Health Professionals, and aims to help people think through some ethical issues and make decisions about living organ and tissue donation.

Organ And Tissue Donation By Living Donors: Guidelines For Ethical Practice For Health Professionals [PDF]   Cth (Can be overridden by State law)
These guidelines outline ethical practice for health professionals involved in living organ and tissue donation and provides guidance on how these principles can be put into practice.


Human Tissue Act 1983 (NSW) NSW
Regulates the donation of blood, ova, sperm and foetal tissue by adults and children and the requirements of consent.

Papers, Reports and Books

The Ethics of Organ Donation by Living Donors
New England Journal of Medicine 353 (2005)

§ Supplementary interview with Robert Truog

Ethics and the exchange and commercialisation of products derived from human tissue – background and issues.
NHMRC (2011)

Legal rights in human bodies, body parts and tissue
Skene, L (2007) 4 (2) Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 129-33

Umbilical cord blood banking and the next generation of human tissue regulation: an agenda for research
Stewart, C and I Kerridge (2012) 19 (3) Journal of Law and Medicine 423-9

Ethical issues regarding the use of human tissues and cells
Biller-Andorno, N, d Wilson, et al (2012)
R Warwick and S Brubaker Eds, Tissue and Cell Clinical Use: An Essential Guide. Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell.

Children as hematopoietic stem cell donors
American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Bioethics. (2010) 125 (2) Pediatrics 392-404


Transplantation and Organ Donation
Kidney Health Australia

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