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

Modified on: 
Aug 29, 2019

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

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Modified on: 
Jul 17, 2019

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

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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

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Upcoming Events

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

Whistler



About the Canadian Critical Care Conference

Organs and Tissues
When
December 16, 2019 | 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Where

Webinar

December 16, 2019 – 4pm ET
Speaker: Dr. Tom Blydt-Hansen
Click here to navigate to the webinar link.


The Cross-Cutting Priorities Webinar Series will launch on December 2, 2019 at 4pm ET and extend until April 20, 2020. The purpose of the webinar series is to emphasize the importance of having one or more cross-cutting priorities incorporated in research projects, and practical steps on how to do so.

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Blog

Modified on: 
Oct 23, 2019

The 2019 Canadian Transplant Summit took place Oct. 15-19 in iconic Banff, Alta. This annual event is a unique opportunity to bring together medical professionals, scientists, patients and stakeholders of all interests in organ donation and transplantation from across Canada.

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Stem Cells

Modified on: 
Oct 7, 2019

This year marks the fifth annual Deceased Organ Donation Symposium at the Critical Care Canada Forum in Toronto. This two-day symposium held Nov. 11–12, 2019 promotes scientific research in organ donation and transplantation and its application to critical care practice. 

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Sep 30, 2019

Stories underlie all research experiences, but these stories are rarely told. The Centre for Innovation is excited to launch its second annual Lay Science Writing Competition and give our research trainees the chance to tell those stories!

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Stem Cells
Transfusion