Advancing Living Donation Forum 2020
Forum Report and Recommendations
Advancing Living Donation Forum: Helping Kidney Transplant Candidates Identify Living Donors
The Living Donation community in Canada has identified a priority need for increasing living kidney donation by helping potential transplant candidates identify living kidney donors. To focus on this important topic, Canadian Blood Services hosted an Advancing Living Donation Forum on January 23 and 24, 2020, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The Forum brought together 50+ clinical experts, kidney transplant recipients, transplant candidates and living kidney donors from across Canada to develop consensus recommendations. The perspectives of those who have gone through the living kidney donation process, who are actively looking for a living kidney donor, and who have received a kidney from a living donor were critical to the development of the recommendations in this report.
Forum objectives were to:
- examine and learn from existing research and programs;
- develop Canadian recommendations for improving the identification of potential living kidney donor candidates; and
- build commitment among Forum attendees to the implementation and evaluation of the recommendations adopted.
Canadian Blood Services would like to thank all who attended participated enthusiastically, and who contributed ideas and expertise to the development of this document. This meeting was made possible by funding from Health Canada.