Allocation of organs for combined transplantation

Canadian Blood Services, in collaboration with the Canadian Society of Transplantation, conducted a consensus forum to evaluate current evidence and practice, and to make recommendations on listing and allocation for combined transplant candidates, where they are not currently part of organ-specific allocation models. The purpose of this initiative was to develop eligibility (including listing) criteria and a decision-making model which could be applied to the allocation of organs for combined transplants that is acceptable, useful and adaptable within unique regions across the country. The consensus forum was the first step of a consultative process which is intended to aid programs with their task standardizing policies for combined transplant and interprovincial sharing.

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    • Leading Practices for the Allocation of Organs for Combined Transplantation March 22-23, 2012 Meeting Forum Report