Candice Leighton BSc (Biomed) CTBS
Candice commenced at the Queensland Tissue Bank (QTB) in 2008 as a production technician manufacturing musculoskeletal tissue, before moving into the donation and recovery team in 2010. Candice now leads a team of scientists and nurses who assess suitability of potential donors, seek consent from donor families and perform tissue recovery where consent is obtained. Working in a multi-tissue bank, she is involved in donation, recovery, allocation and distribution of ocular, musculoskeletal, skin and cardiovascular tissue. As a part of the Organ and Tissue Donation Service in Queensland, Candice has strong links with DonateLife Qld as well as the Biotherapeutics Association of Australasia where she sits on the Council. Candice’s strength is her patient focus; supporting donor families to make an informed donation decision as well as striving to ensure that all recipient patients have equitable access to tissue grafts in a timely manner. In her spare time, Candice enjoys spending time with her two dogs competing in dog sports events most weekends.