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: 
Jun 11, 2021
National COVID-19 Impact Data Dashboard 
Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Apr 6, 2021

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
Modified on: 
Dec 9, 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

Upcoming Events

When
June 22, 2021 | 1:00PM to 2:00PM
Where

Virtual Conference

About this event

AMAT Presents: Link in the Chain: Understanding Living Organ Donation

This event brings forth a comprehensive agenda that will cover domino donation, the impact of COVID-19 on signing up more donors especially donors from minority groups, and how Organ Procurement Organizations can help facilitate living donation.

Guest Speakers:

Organs and Tissues
When
June 24, 2021 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Where

Virtual Conference

About this event

Sarah Pol and Jia Lin present the aims of the Anthony Lab’s organ donation and transplantation research program, illustrating key findings and next steps of the lab's qualitative research projects including Family Veto, Crowdfunding and Health Equity, and discussing the complexity and intersections of individual, interpersonal and societal contexts surrounding organ donation and transplantation.

Organs and Tissues
When
June 30, 2021 | 8:00AM to July 3, 2021 | 10:15AM
Where

Auckland, New Zealand

Congress of the INtestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant Association 

The Congress of the Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant Association 2021 is organized by The Transplant Society. This medical conference will be held from June 30 to July 3, 2021 in Auckland, New Zealand. 

To find out more about the conference, please visit https://www.tts.org/irta

Organs and Tissues

Blog

Modified on: 
Feb 22, 2021

For the 200 Nova Scotians waiting for a lifesaving organ or tissue transplant, new legislation offers hope.

Organs and Tissues

Modified on: 
Jan 28, 2021

The Intramural Research Grant Program, one of the Centre for Innovation’s most responsive and impactful research funding programs, and the Kenneth J. Fyke Program, which supports health services and policy research, are both open for applications.

Organs and Tissues
Stem Cells
Transfusion

Modified on: 
Dec 9, 2020

The Centre for Innovation is the heart of Canadian Blood Services’ research and development activities. Its latest annual report, covering the fiscal year 2019-2020, is now available on blood.ca.

Organs and Tissues
Stem Cells
Transfusion