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Organ Donation Evidence

Epidemiology and Comorbidity Burden of Organ Donor Referrals in Australia: Cohort Study 2010–2015

This study looked at all cases referred to the donation service and found that over time, although more people have been organ donors, a much larger proportion are declined for donation. Referral evaluation of potential donors is resource-intensive. We found the comorbidity burden among donor… Read More »Epidemiology and Comorbidity Burden of Organ Donor Referrals in Australia: Cohort Study 2010–2015

Excess Stroke Deaths in Kidney Transplant Recipients: A Retrospective Population-based Cohort Study Using Data Linkage

Among 17 628 kidney transplant recipients, we found 158 deaths from stroke. This was 19 times higher for women and 9 times higher for men than expected in the general population. Higher risk of stroke death was associated with older age at transplant, ever graft… Read More »Excess Stroke Deaths in Kidney Transplant Recipients: A Retrospective Population-based Cohort Study Using Data Linkage

Survival in Living Kidney Donors: An Australian and New Zealand Cohort Study Using Data Linkage

This paper looked at outcomes from all living kidney donors in Australia, 2004–2013, and New Zealand, 2004–2012. We investigated any deaths that had occurred in living donors, and if they had died, what caused their deaths. As expected, because living donors are only allowed to… Read More »Survival in Living Kidney Donors: An Australian and New Zealand Cohort Study Using Data Linkage

Effect of language and country of birth on the consent process and medical suitability of potential organ donors; a linked-data cohort study 2010–2015

This paper showed Donation referrals were equally suitable whether from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background or not. We found families of CALD referrals were much less likely to give donation consent than other families. We also found that consent was requested less often… Read More »Effect of language and country of birth on the consent process and medical suitability of potential organ donors; a linked-data cohort study 2010–2015

SAFEBOD – the SAFEty and Biovigilance in Organ Donation Public Health Register

The Safety and biovigilance in organ donation (SAFEBOD) Public Health Register draws together health records from all people considered as organ donors, all actual donors and all organs recipients in NSW. SAFEBOD was conceived by the CODE team and created as a Public Health Register,… Read More »SAFEBOD – the SAFEty and Biovigilance in Organ Donation Public Health Register

Australian Government review of the organ donation, retrieval and transplant system

The first part of the Australian Government’s review of the organ and tissue donation, retrieval and transplantation is now complete. There are 57 recommendations in the report. These will be considered during the next phase – the development of the future national strategy. The CODE… Read More »Australian Government review of the organ donation, retrieval and transplant system