Clinical Guidelines for Organ Transplantation from Deceased Donors

For many years, TSANZ has provided eligibility criteria for patients to be listed for organ transplantation and protocols for the allocation of organs to patients once listed. As part of the implementation of the National Reform Agenda, TSANZ received funding from the Australian Organ and Tissue Authority in 2008-09 to:

  • develop nationally uniform eligibility criteria to ensure equitable and transparent processes for listing patients for transplantation of organs obtained from deceased donors; and
  • develop nationally uniform allocation protocols to ensure consistency across Australia in the criteria used to determine allocation of donated organs and tissues.

TSANZ released the Organ Transplantation from Deceased Donors: Consensus Statement on Eligibility Criteria and Allocation Protocols Version 1.1 in June 2011. Further changes were made to the Consensus Statement which were incorporated in different versions of the document.

Thanks to the funding support received from OTA in 2015, patient eligibility and allocation criteria were comprehensively revised to reflect current international best practice and advances in technology and published as version 1.0 in April 2016. The Clinical Guidelines for Organ Transplantation from Deceased Donors (Clinical Guidelines), version 1.1 May 2017 incorporates changes in clinical practice in respect to the utilisation of HCV+ve donor livers in HCV-ve recipients.

Download the Clinical Guidelines for Organ Transplantation from Deceased Donors

Download the NHRMC Ethical Guidelines 2016