Leading practices and clinical guidelines

The OTDT program focuses on evolving the quality and safety of national organ donation services in Canada, which will result in continued improvement for access to lifesaving organs and transplants for all Canadians. Work in this area includes initiatives that provide the requisite knowledge, training and skills to healthcare professionals and shift the culture of organ donation to ensure that performance is measured, monitored and that additional system accountabilities to support progress in this area are in place. Published work and work underway on clinical guidelines and leading practices related to deceased and living organ donation, eye and tissue donation and transplantation can be found here. 


A National Consensus Forum for Improving Access to Cornea Donation and Transplantation in Canada


Canadian guidelines for controlled pediatric donation after circulatory determination of death


Kidney allocation in Canada: A Canadian forum


Enhancing living donation


Medical management to optimize donor organ potential


Allocation of organs for combined transplantation


Potential organ donor identification and system accountability


Brain blood flow in the neurological determination of death


Heart Donation and Transplantation After Circulatory Determination of Death


Living Donation Network Meeting Report - March 2020


Deceased organ and tissue donation after medical assistance in dying and other conscious and competent donors


Measuring Quality in Kidney Transplantation: Canadian Consensus Workshop


Advancing Living Donation Forum 2020


Severe brain injury to neurological determination of death (NDD)


Liver listing and allocation forum


Withdrawal of Life Sustaining Measures


Donation after cardiocirculatory death (DCD)


Medical management to optimize donor organ potential


International guidelines for the determination of death


Bioburden Reduction and Control in Tissue Banking: Leading Practice Evidence Based Guidelines


End-of-life conversations with families of potential donors - Leading practices in offering the opportunity for donation


Kidney paired donation protocol for participating donors