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 19, 2020
National COVID-19 Impact Data Dashboard 
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
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
February 11, 2021 | 9:30AM to 11:00AM
Where

Virtual Conference

HLA Monthly Journal Club

This is a monthly journal club where various topics and presentations will be presented for discussion, training, and education.

For more information about the Journal Club, or to join the club, please visit: https://profedu.blood.ca/en/organes-et-tissus/resources/hla-education-and-materials

Organs and Tissues
When
February 24, 2021 | 9:00AM to February 25, 2021 | 6:00PM
Where

Virtual Conference

The British Transplantation Society and NHSBT Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation have joined forces again and are delighted to announce that registration for the second BTS-NHSBT Joint Congress from 24th to 25th February 2021 is now open.

BTS NHSBT LIVE 2021

Organs and Tissues
When
February 25, 2021 | 9:15AM to 10:15AM
Where

Virtual Conference

The British Transplantation Society and NHSBT Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation have joined forces again and are delighted to announce that registration for the second BTS NHSBT Joint Congress from February 24th to 25th, 2021 is now open.
Join us February 25 for an engaging exploration of the UK opt-out organ donation legislation story 

A free, keynote stand-alone event. Part of BTS and NHSBT Congress Live 2021

Organs and Tissues

Blog

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

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