Organs and tissues

Canadian Blood Services works with the 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 clinical programs and services that support interprovincial sharing of organs; professional education resources, including the Canadian Clinical Guide to Organ Donation; numerous publications, data and progress reports; as well as leading practices and clinical guidelines relevant to OTDT system progress, deceased donation, living donation, transplantation and tissues.

Recent Updates

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Aug 29, 2019

The resources below are to support organ donation organization staff and health care professionals caring for potential DCD donors.

Organs and Tissues
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Jul 17, 2019

Medical Assistance in Dying and Organ Donation
June 6, 2019
Dr. James Downar

Organs and Tissues
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Jul 12, 2019

The following videos were recorded in partnership with Trillium Gift of Life Network and the Canadian National Transplant Research Program at The Canadian Critical Care Forum between November 6 to 9, 2018. 


Presentation: Threats to the Concept of Brain Death

Organs and Tissues

Upcoming Events

When
February 10, 2020 | 8:00AM to February 13, 2020 | 4:00PM
Where

Whistler, British Columbia, Canada



About the Canadian Critical Care Conference

Organs and Tissues
When
October 16, 2019 | 8:00AM to October 19, 2019 | 4:00PM
Where

Banff, AB

Presented in partnership by Canadian Blood Services, the Canadian Society of Transplantation, and the Canadian Donation and Transplantion Research Program, the 2019 Transplant Summit brings to together stakeholders in Canadian transplantation with cutting edge science and leading clinical practices that can be used to advance the practice and science of transplantation in Canada.

For details and to register visit: https://conference.cst-transplant.ca/ 

Organs and Tissues
When
November 10, 2019 | 8:00AM to November 13, 2019 | 4:00PM
Where

Toronto

The Critical Care Canada Forum is a 4-day conference focusing on topics that are relevant to the individuals involved with the care of critically ill patients, wherever the patients are located. Internationally recognized, the Critical Care Canada Forum focuses on leading-edge science through informative and interactive sessions, lead by an outstanding international faculty, with poster presentations and exhibits with the latest products and services for the critical care professional.

Transfusion
Organs and Tissues
Stem Cells

Blog

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Sep 18, 2019

Centre for Innovation scientist Dr. Jason Acker was recently inducted as a Fellow of the Society for Cryobiology, a prestigious international award that recognizes individuals who have had an exemplary impact on the field of cryobiology. Congratulations to Dr. Acker, who received this award over the summer at the Society for Cryobiology’s annual meeting in San Diego.

Organs and Tissues
Stem Cells
Transfusion

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Sep 11, 2019

Always an engaging and informative event, this year’s partnership with the University of British Columbia’s School of Biomedical Engineering meant the Centre for Blood Research’s 2019 Research Day touched on an astonishing array of topics...

Organs and Tissues
Stem Cells
Transfusion

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Aug 14, 2019

The Centre for Innovation’s annual progress report details the achievements made over the past year by Canadian Blood Services’ network of scientists, medical experts, research partners, and collaborators.

Organs and Tissues
Stem Cells
Transfusion