Donations

Australian Allografts are committed to respecting the gift of donation made by the donors and their families.

What Is Bone And Tissue Donation?

Bone and tissue donation is a medical process where tissue, such as tendons or bone is removed from a donor and transplanted into another person.

Why Should You Donate Bone And Tissue?

In Australia, the majority of donations and transplants come from the donation of bones and tissues (including eyes, soft tissues and skin to name a few). The donation of bone and tissue offers lifesaving solutions or at a to minimum will improve the quality of life of many patients.

We respect that the topic of death is never easy. The value of your donation however ensures that hundreds of lives are saved changed. The generous donations received from everyday Australians is then used to create allografts.

The Bone And Tissue Donation Process

To become a donor, you must undergo a screening process to ascertain suitability, including the completion of the Australian Organ Donor Register, which assesses your medical history, social behaviour and more.

You can donate one of two ways. First, live donation which is commonly done during everyday procedures like a hip replacement, upon the official voluntary consent of the patient. Second is deceased donation.

Bone and tissue can be donated in two ways. First, living donation which is commonly done during hip replacement procedures, upon the official voluntary consent of the patient. Second is deceased donation.

Cadaveric/Deceased Donations

Have you sat down with your loved ones or next of kin to discuss organ, bone and tissue donation? How Can I make my bone and tissue donation wishes known?

You can personally register yourself as a tissue and/or organ donor on the Australian Organ Donation Register, however upon death your next of kin will always be contacted for final consent. It is always important therefore, to commence these conversations now to ensure your wishes are recognised and upheld. 

Please visit DonateLife (https://donatelife.gov.au/) for more information.

Living Donations Turned Into Allografts

During extraction, blood is also taken for routine testing with all details and results remaining confidential.

Once your donation is received, it is crafted into an allograft, which can deliver life changing treatment for:
• Major bone loss
• Bone cancer
• Spinal injuries
• Sporting injuries
• Neuro-spinal surgery
• Non-healing fractures

Please be aware that if you have travelled to a Malaria endemic region, you may be required to undergo additional blood tests.

Musculoskeletal Donations

Did you know that after blood, bone is the second most transplanted tissue? Your donation therefore, is extremely important and appreciated and can change the lives of many people suffering from injuries.

Tissue donation covers such tissues as corneas, heart valves, bone and tendons and skin. Upon a patient’s death, donation must be undertaken within 24 hours. This is different to organ donation, which must occur as soon as possible.

Donating your bones and tissues gives the gift of life changing solutions, saving many lives from debilitating diseases and injuries.

Living Donations Turned Into Allografts

Bone and tissue donations can be made by donors aged between 15 and 90 years. During extraction, blood is also taken for routine testing with all details and results remaining confidential.

Once your donation is received, it is crafted into an allograft, which can deliver life changing treatment for:
• Major bone loss
• Bone cancer
• Spinal injuries
• Sporting injuries
• Neuro-spinal surgery
• Non-healing fractures

Please be aware that if you have travelled to a Malaria endemic region, you may be required to undergo additional blood tests.

Skeletal Donations

Did you know that after blood, bone is the second most transplanted tissue? Your donation therefore, is extremely important and appreciated and can change the lives of up to four people suffering from injuries.

Tissue donation covers such tissues as corneas, heart valves, bone and tendons and skin. Upon a patient’s death, donation must be undertaken within 24 hours. This is different to organ donation, which must occur as soon as possible.

Donating your bones and tissues gives the gift of life changing solutions, saving many lives from debilitating diseases and injuries.

What’s The Difference Between Tissue And Organ Donation?

Unlike organ donations which must be completed as soon as possible after death (while the heart is still beating), tissue donation must be undertaken within 24 hours of death. It’s common therefore for donations to be made in a funeral home or mortuary.

Specifically, tissue donations include but are not limited to:
• Corneas
• Heart valves
• Bone
• Tendons
• Skin

What’s The Difference Between Tissue And Organ Donation?

Unlike organ donations which must be completed as soon as possible after death (while the heart is still beating), tissue donation must be undertaken within 24 hours of death. It’s common therefore for donations to be made in a funeral home or mortuary.

Specifically, tissue donations include but are not limited to:
• Corneas
• Heart valves
• Bone
• Tendons
• Skin

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