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.
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.
Canadian Blood Services currently operates three interprovincial organ sharing programs that serve to maximize transplant access for patients most in need. These include the National Organ Waitlist (NOW), the Kidney Paired Donation (KPD) program and the Highly Sensitized Patient (HSP) program. These programs are operated on the Canadian Transplant Registry (CTR) web-platform, which is maintained by Canadian Blood Services. National data reports providing a comprehensive look at up to 10 years of program performance data can be found below.
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.