Organs and tissues

Recent Updates

Modified on: 
Feb 22, 2017

System Progress Report 2006-2015

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.

Read the short version of the report here: Results Highlights: Organ Donation and Transplantation in Canada – System Progress Report 2006–2015 

Read the full report here: Organ Donation and Transplantation in Canada – System Progress Report 2006–2015 

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Jan 18, 2017

The BloodTechNet program was launched in 2011 to facilitate the development of innovative educational resources that support the Transfusion, Cellular Therapy and Transplantation communities in Canada.

Transfusion
Organs and Tissues
Stem Cells
Modified on: 
Oct 26, 2016

Canadian Blood Services and Trillium Gift of Life Network worked in collaboration with the Critical Care Canada Forum (CCCF) to host the Deceased Organ Donation Symposium that took place in October, 2015 in Toronto. The program reviewed current clinical practices and advances in the science of organ donation medicine, including emerging topics and evolving research. Videos of the seminars were recorded to provide those unable to attend an opportunity to meet Canadian and international critical care experts in the field of deceased organ donation.

Organs and Tissues

Upcoming Events

When
April 5, 2017 | 8:00AM to April 8, 2017 | 5:00PM
Where

San Diego, California

The 2017 preliminary program has everything you need to know about the ISHLT annual meeting and scientific sessions. The brochure is packed with information on meeting registration, hotel reservations, CME, program highlights, schedule at-a-glance, timetables, Academies and Annual Meeting invited program content, as well as plenty of enticing photos and descriptions of what San Diego has to offer.

Organs and Tissues
When
April 18, 2017 | 8:00AM to April 22, 2017 | 5:00PM
Where

Orlando, Florida

The National Kidney Foundation 2017 Spring Clinical Meetings offers an extraordinary networking and learning opportunity for kidney health care professionals. Participants will enjoy a cutting-edge program presenting the newest developments related to all aspects of nephrology practice. Taught by internationally acclaimed faculty, the program features specialized courses, interactive workshops and lively debates.

To learn more, visit the National Kidney Foundation's Spring Clinical Meetings website

Organs and Tissues
When
April 19, 2017 | 8:00AM to April 23, 2017 | 5:00PM
Where

Amsterdam, Netherlands

The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) will be hosting the ILC 2017 in Amsterdam.

Organs and Tissues

Blog

red blood cells

Modified on: 
Mar 29, 2017

“When individuals have iron deficiency (or iron deficiency anemia), they may experience decreased exercise tolerance, increased shortness of breath with activity,” explains Dr. Pambrun, “possibly can also have a decrease in concentration or changes in mood.”

Dr. Thomas led efforts in Nepal following an earthquake that devastated their blood program.

Modified on: 
Mar 22, 2017

As a member of the Alliance of Blood Operators, Canadian Blood Services is fortunate to engage with dedicated and forward-facing colleagues from around the world. This spotlight interview was published in our internal newsletter and we have graciously been given permission to repost on this blog. 

calculating change

Modified on: 
Mar 16, 2017

When a significant change to donor eligibility occurs, like the recent eligibility changes related to hemoglobin levels and iron health, we need to understand in advance the impact it could have on blood collections.

Our in-house engineer, John Blake, did some nifty number crunching and estimated that the change would mean about 35,000 fewer donations collected in a year — hence the push for new donors to step forward to help fill the gap.