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:
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.