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Modified on: 
Mar 2, 2021

Developed by Canadian Blood Services, the Canadian Transplant Registry (CTR) is the technology that will operationalize the IPOS Heart policies. The CTR is an easily accessible online website for Organ Donation Organizations, laboratories, and transplant hospitals to manage patients, donors, organ offers and transplant outcomes. The CTR will apply a standardized matching and ranking algorithm to optimize transplant success factors for those hard to match and/or medically urgent heart patients.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Feb 18, 2021

Canadian Blood Services works collaboratively with the Canadian tissue community to develop and implement leading practices to improve the quality and safety of tissue produced in Canadian tissue banks. This work includes leading practice workshops, public awareness and education campaigns, national data collection, publication of Canadian eye and tissue banking activity and the design and implementation of recommendations and systematic reviews for five areas of practice for tissue bioburden reduction and control.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Feb 11, 2021
The deceased donation program focuses on evolving the quality and safety of national organ donation services in Canada, which will result in continued improvement for access to lifesaving organs and transplants for all Canadians.
Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Feb 9, 2021

The following videos were recorded in partnership with Trillium Gift of Life Network and the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (CDTRP) at The Canadian Critical Care Forum between Nov. 10 to 13, 2019.


Presentation: Death Prediction and Physiology after Removal of Therapy and Interpretive Commentary

Presenters: Dr. Sonny Dhanani & Dr. Donald Griesdale

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Jan 4, 2021

Studying Burnout and Resilience in Organ and Tissue Donation Coordinators (The BRiC Study)

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Dec 18, 2020

Through a collaborative initiative between the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI), Canadian Blood Services (CBS) and the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (CDTRP), The Measuring Quality in Kidney Transplantation workshop was held in November 2019. Over 80 participants from various stakeholder groups (Appendix 1) were brought together to: (i) develop a pan-Canadian consensus on quality indicators for kidney transplantation and living kidney donation in Canada, and (ii) eventually contribute to quality standards for both these areas.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Dec 16, 2020

Since 2018, Health Canada has been leading an initiative called the Organ Donation and Transplantation Collaborative (The Collaborative) with provinces and territories, Canadian Blood Services (CBS), patients, families, clinical and administrative stakeholders and researchers from across the country.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Dec 9, 2020

This interactive online platform reports national performance data for organ donation and transplantation in Canada. The dashboard consists of nine primary sections presenting data on key aspects of the donation and transplantation across the system. The data presented are results as of Dec. 31, 2019. This format replaces our previous annual System Progress Report publication.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Dec 7, 2020

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The following living kidney donor and recipient videos have been developed by Alberta Health Services. They are shared here with permission. 

Linda and Jane’s Story - An angel in the neighbourhood

Organs and Tissues

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