Contact us

Auckland Regional Tissue Bank - Te Ira Kāwai is part of the University of Auckland, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.

We have located our primary facilities at the University of Auckland's Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, 85 Park Road, Grafton, Auckland 1023. 

The Auckland Regional Tissue Bank - Te Ira Kāwai umbrella also covers tissue banking facilities at North Shore and Middlemore Hospitals. These facilities should be accessed in the first instance via the contact details above.

For donors

If you have any questions or concerns, contact:

Phillip Shepherd, Auckland Regional Tissue Bank Manager

Phone: +64 9 9237097

Email: tissuebank@auckland.ac.nz

Website: www.tissuebank.co.nz

If you have any queries or concerns about your rights as a Tissue Bank donor, you can contact an independent Health and Disability Advocate. This is a free service provided under the Health and Disability Commissioner Act.

  • Phone: (NZ wide) 0800 555 050
  • Free Fax: (NZ wide) 0800 2787 7678
  • (0800 2 SUPPORT)
  • Email: (NZ wide) advocacy@hdc.org.nz

If you are unsure of your legal rights you should seek legal advice.

Sources of potentially free legal advice can include your community law centre or citizen’s advice bureau. Or consult your lawyer on a paid ‘fee for service’ basis.

For health professionals and researchers

If you have any questions or concerns, contact:

Phillip Shepherd, Auckland Regional Tissue Bank Manager

Phone: +64 9 9237097

Email: tissuebank@auckland.ac.nz

Website: www.tissuebank.ac.nz

For information about the Process for Application Review by ARTB Scientific Advisory Board, contact Phillip Shepherd.