Organs and tissues

Canadian Blood Services works with the organ and tissue donation and transplantation community to improve the system for all Canadians. Through national collaboration involving organ donation organizations and transplantation programs across Canada we are working to increase organ and tissue donation, increase access to transplants and improve patient outcomes.This website provides valuable information and data related to interprovincial organ sharing programs and services; professional education, including the Canadian Clinical Guide to Organ Donation; numerous publications, data and progress reports; as well as leading practices and clinical guidelines.

Recent Updates

Modified on: 
Dec 1, 2020
National COVID-19 Impact Data Dashboard 
Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Nov 5, 2020

This interactive online platform reports national performance data for organ donation and transplantation in Canada. The dashboard consists of nine primary sections presenting data on key aspects of the donation and transplantation across the system. The data presented are results as of Dec.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Oct 27, 2020

For the last decade the increasingly long waiting lists for cornea transplantation have consistently gained media and government attention. Wait times are often measured in years as opposed to months, meaning the rates of access to cornea transplantation in Canada are on par with, or lower than, the rates seen in some developing countries. Yet, despite all the attention the number of corneas transplanted in Canada has remained unchanged for the last six years and no focused and coordinated efforts have been expended to improve this system.

Organs and Tissues

Upcoming Events

When
December 3, 2020 | 8:00AM to December 5, 2020 | 4:00PM
Where

Virtual Conference

Welcome to Asian Transplantation Week (ATW) 2020 - A Virtual Congress

The world is facing an unprecedented situation, and the ATW 2020 Organizing Committee has been monitoring the development of COVID-19 closely over the past few months. Due to the latest developments of the COVID-19 pandemic with increasing travel restrictions and the uncertainty of worldwide participation, the Organizing Committee has decided to convert the ATW 2020 into a Virtual Congress, to be held on December 3-5, 2020.

Organs and Tissues
When
December 3, 2020 | 3:00PM to 4:30PM
Where

Virtual Conference

Home

Organs and Tissues
When
February 25, 2021 | 10:00AM to February 27, 2021 | 5:30PM
Where

Virtual Conference

Cutting Edge of Transplantation (CEoT) 2021 is Going Virtual!

Organs and Tissues

Blog

Modified on: 
Nov 4, 2020

The World Brain Death Project was created to formulate recommendations about the determination of brain death based on extensive reviews of the literature and expert opinion of a large multi-disciplinary, international panel, including representation from intensive care (adult and pediatric), critical care nursing, neurocritical care, neurology and neurosurgery.

Organs and Tissues

Modified on: 
Oct 25, 2020

The Centre for Innovation is delighted to launch our third annual Lay Science Writing Competition. This year’s theme – Challenges 2020 – provides an outlet for trainees to tell their stories of research, science and communication during this unprecedented and challenging year.

Organs and Tissues
Stem Cells
Transfusion

Modified on: 
Aug 19, 2020

Dr. Isra Levy is in charge of medical and scientific support for all aspects of Canadian Blood Services’ work — how does he prepare for this job during a pandemic? To better understand what crisis leadership is, I asked Isra to share the lessons he has learned through his leadership journey.

Organs and Tissues
Stem Cells
Transfusion