Human tissue

Human tissue is described as an organ or part of a human body or any substance extracted from a human body. The Human Tissue Act 1983 sets out the law for the use of human tissue in NSW.

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Organ and tissue donation for transplantation

Human organs and tissues may be donated from both living and deceased donors for transplantation.

The NSW Organ and Tissue Donation Service provides clinical and operational leadership for organ and tissue donation in NSW and oversees the implementation of Increasing Organ Donation in NSW Government Plan 2012.

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Blood and blood products

While the Australian blood sector is funded by the Commonwealth, state and territory governments, the supply of blood and blood products and services are managed and coordinated by the National Blood Authority on behalf of the governments.

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Current as at: Tuesday 9 January 2024