welcome to ATBF
THE ATBF IS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANISATION INAUGURATED IN 2000. ITS MISSION IS TO FOSTER AND PROMOTE BEST PRACTICE IN THE RETRIEVAL, PREPARATION, STORAGE AND DISTRIBUTION OF HUMAN TISSUE FOR TRANSPLANTATION THROUGHOUT AUSTRALASIA.
“Tissue Bank” means any organisation that retrieves, processes, stores and/or distributes human tissue for transplantation.
The Australian Tissue Banking Forum, a Special Interest Group within the Transplant Society of Australia and New Zealand, was founded in 1999 providing a forum to exchange information and ideas across all disciplines of tissue banking and transplantation.
PROMOTE BEST PRACTICE
To foster and promote best practice in the retrieval, preparation, storage and distribution of human tissue for transplantation throughout Australasia.
THE AUSTRALASIAN TISSUE & BIOTHERAPEUTICS FORUM (ATBF) IS AN ORGANISATION REPRESENTING TISSUE BANKS THROUGHOUT AUSTRALASIA. A “TISSUE BANK” IS DEFINED AS AN ORGANISATION THAT RETRIEVES, PROCESSES, AND/OR DISTRIBUTES HUMAN TISSUE FOR TRANSPLANTATION.
TISSUE BANKING EXISTS PRIMARILY BECAUSE OF THE GENEROSITY AND GOODWILL OF TISSUE DONORS AND THEIR FAMILIES. THIS GENEROSITY NEEDS TO BE RESPECTED AND ITS BENEFITS MAXIMISED.
To provide expert advice and guidance to those public authorities responsible for controlling and licensing Tissue Banks and continuing education of Tissue Bank staff.
CLOSE WORKING RELATIONSHIP
To collaborate with and foster a close working relationship with the professional associations involved in the transplantation of banked tissues.