National OTDT Data Working Groups have been created to establish standardized data sets that will allow alignment of information collected and reported across the country. These reports represent the first step in building a comprehensive national data set for organ and tissue donation and transplantation.
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 resources are available in English and French.
In June 2007, the Canadian Council for Donation and Transplantation (CCDT) developed a medical educational video on the neurological determination of death. The clinical practice guidelines used during this video come from the CCDT’s 2003 Severe Brain Injury to Neurological Determination of Death forum. The video contains footage of an actual brain death determination as well as a step-by step overview of the clinical practice guidelines for declaring neurological death in adults and children.