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: 
Aug 3, 2021

This interactive online platform reports national performance data for organ donation and transplantation in Canada.

Organs and Tissues
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

Upcoming Events

When
September 11, 2021 | 8:00AM to September 15, 2021 | 11:15AM
Where

Vancouver, BC

Organs and Tissues
When
September 12, 2021 | 8:00AM to September 18, 2021 | 4:00PM
Where

Virtual Conference

What's your story? Living Donation Week 2021, September 12-18

 

Organs and Tissues
When
October 4, 2021 | 8:00AM to October 7, 2021 | 4:00PM
Where

Banff, Alberta

The Canadian Society of Transplantation (CST) 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting is organized b the Canadian Society of Transplantation. This conference will be held from October 4 - 7, 2021 at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Banff, Alberta, Canada. 

Additional details to follow. 

For more information on CST or the event, please click here

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