NOTE: Given the evolving COVID-19 situation, and recognizing the significant involvement of many of our stakeholders in local response planning and clinical operations, we are canceling project and advisory committee meetings involving external stakeholders. We will continue to work with the Chairs and Co-chairs of the committees to discuss ongoing work, and will be in touch when it’s appropriate to reschedule. Thank you for your understanding.
Evidence bulletins are an attractive, user-friendly, evidence-based knowledge translation tool. Each bulletin is a one-page, letter-size card addressing one specific intervention in the management of deceased donors, highlighting:
To accompany the 2020 Canadian clinical practice guideline for the medical management of deceased organ donors, Canadian Blood Services has created a knowledge translation tool specific to families and substitute decision makers.
These order sets for deceased organ donor management are based on the Canadian clinical practice guideline published in 2020. Hospitals, intensive care units, and provincial organ donation organizations may adopt or adapt these as standing orders to optimize organ function during medical management of neurologically deceased organ donors.
April 1, 2020 - In the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, administrative and medical leads of the organ donation and transplantation community across Canada are meeting regularly to collaboratively develop recommendations that can be used by provincial organ donation organizations and regional transplant and donation programs to guide the administration of organ and tissue donation and transplantation services.
The Organ Donation and Transplantation in Canada System Progress Report 2006–2015, developed collaboratively with Canadian Blood Services organ donation and transplantation advisory committees, provides the most current available national data on deceased and living donation and transplantation performance in Canada. The report presents an overview of the state of the country’s donation and transplantation system today.