Amnion

– is the inner most layer of the embryonic membranes.

Cardiovascular tissue (cv)

– includes, but not limited to, heart valves, pericardium and annexed vessels.

Cornea

– the cornea is the transparent anterior tissue of the eyeball consisting of many layers.

Deceased solid organ and tissue donation

– identi es a donation event where one or more solid organs and tissues are retrieved from a deceased donor. Data has been cross checked with the solid organ and tissue sector to ensure the donor has met the deceased solid organ and tissue donation criteria.

Deceased tissue donation

– identi es a donation event where one or more tissues are retrieved from a deceased donor and can comprise of musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, skin or eye tissue or pancreas islet cells.

Donation event

– a single retrieval event, within a calendar day, where a living donor can donate one or more musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, or amnion tissues.
– retrieval from deceased donors of solid organ, tissue and/or eyes that may occur on different days but after the donor declaration of death date.

Eye only donor

– deceased donor where eye only retrieval has taken place. A donor is counted as an eye only donor if 2 whole eyes, 2 corneas only, one eye or one cornea only is retrieved. Outcomes of donated eye tissue are not limited to transplantation.

Eye and solid organ (and tissue) donor

– a deceased donor where eye and solid organ retrieval has taken place. These donors may or may not have donated an additional tissue(s) e.g. musculoskeletal, cardiovascular or skin. Data has been cross checked with the solid organ and tissue sector to con rm the donation event and donor classi cation.

Eye and tissue only donor

– a deceased donor where eye and an additional tissue(s) e.g. musculoskeletal, cardiovascular or skin has taken place. Data has been cross checked with the tissue sector to con rm the donation event and donor classi cation.

Eye tissue donation

– unless otherwise speci ed all donors undergo retrieval of both whole eyes or both corneas. This means the number of eye tissue donations can be calculated by doubling the amount of total eye donors.

Eye tissue graft transplants

– corneal or scleral tissue transplanted into an eye tissue recipient within
the reporting time period.

Eye tissue recipient

– unless otherwise speci ed the number of eye tissue recipients is equal to the number of eye tissue graft transplants (consistent with EBAANZ).

Living tissue donation

– identi es a donation event where one or more tissues are retrieved from a living donor. Living tissue can be amnion, cardiovascular, but is vastly comprised of donated femoral heads (bone) retrieved during hip replacement surgery. A living musculoskeletal donor can donate one femoral head during one donation event, two femoral heads during one donation event or one femoral head during two separate donation events.

Musculoskeletal tissue (ms)

– includes, but not limited to, bone, cartilage and tendon retrieved from areas such as the pelvis, arm and leg.

Noti ed tissue graft implants

– number of tissue grafts supplied and con rmed by the hospital to the distributing tissue bank to have been implanted. One tissue graft recipient may receive multiple graft implants.

Noti ed tissue graft recipients

– the number of tissue graft recipients, con rmed by the hospital to the distributing bank, who receive one or more graft implants during a single tissue transplant event.

Pancreas islet (pi)

– a multicellular structure within the pancreas that maintains normal blood glucose level within the body.

Sclera unit

– a unit of the protective outer layer of the eyeball, used for transplantation during ocular surgery.

Skin tissue (sk)

– includes, but not limited to, split thickness skin (epidermis and upper part of the dermis), of varying size.

Tissue transplant event

– a single tissue transplant event occurs when a tissue graft recipient receives 1 or more tissue grafts on a single occasion. This will be counted as one tissue graft recipient, one tissue transplant event.
– if a tissue graft recipient receives 1 or more tissue grafts during multiple tissue transplant events, this will be counted as one tissue graft recipient for each tissue transplant event.

Unique donor

– a deceased or living donor who donates one or more tissue(s) during a single donation event.