Recent Updates

Modified on: 
May 25, 2021

COVID-19 has impacted donation and transplantation in Canada.  New measures are being taken to minimize exposure to and transmission of the virus and to protect donors and transplant recipients. The Kidney Transplant Advisory Committee (KTAC) and the Living Donation Advisory Committee (LDAC) have recommended that to minimize potential exposure of living donors to COVID-19 they should not be required to use public transportation such as trains and planes to travel to the recipient’s centre to donate their kidney.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Apr 27, 2021

Forum Report and Recommendations

Advancing Living Donation Forum: Helping Kidney Transplant Candidates Identify Living DonorsAdvancing Living Donation 2020 Forum Report Cover Page

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Apr 9, 2021

Surveillance of National Organ Transplant Recipients Affected by COVID-19 (SNO-TRAC)

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Apr 6, 2021

For the last decade the increasingly long waiting lists for cornea transplantation have consistently gained media and government attention. Wait times are often measured in years as opposed to months, meaning the rates of access to cornea transplantation in Canada are on par with, or lower than, the rates seen in some developing countries. Yet, despite all the attention the number of corneas transplanted in Canada has remained unchanged for the last six years and no focused and coordinated efforts have been expended to improve this system.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Apr 1, 2021
DePPaRT study: insights and implications
March 30, 2021
Dr. Sonny Dhanani
Chief of the Pediatric intensive care unit, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Mar 31, 2021

This report provides an overview of the Kidney Paired Donation Program: Living Donation Network Meeting that took place on March 6, 2020 in Toronto, ON. Organized by Canadian Blood Services, the meeting brought together more than 60 living donor and recipient coordinators, program managers and quality assurance professionals from across Canada. This meeting was designed to facilitate:

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Mar 11, 2021

Updates on Implementation of Inter-Provincial Organ Sharing of Hearts for High Status Recipients

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Mar 4, 2021
A community of practice for critical care physicians who support organ donation

Donation Physician Network at Critical Care Canada Forum 2017In 2017, Canadian Blood Services established a national Donation Physician Network. This community of practice builds on successful provincial initiatives developed to support critical care physicians specializing in deceased organ donation. 

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Mar 3, 2021

The national Kidney Paired Donation (KPD) program is an interprovincial organ sharing program operated by Canadian Blood Services in collaboration with Canada’s living kidney donation and kidney transplant programs. The KPD program gives individuals an opportunity to become a living donor and donate a kidney to someone in need, and in doing so, provide transplant candidates an increased opportunity to receive a transplant.

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