Organs and tissues

Canadian Blood Services works with the donation and transplantation community to improve the system for all Canadians. Through national collaboration involving organ donation organizations and transplantation programs across Canada we are working to increase organ and tissue donation, increase access to transplants and improve patient outcomes.This website provides valuable information and data related to clinical programs and services that support interprovincial sharing of organs; professional education resources, including the Canadian Clinical Guide to Organ Donation; numerous publications, data and progress reports; as well as leading practices and clinical guidelines relevant to OTDT system progress, deceased donation, living donation, transplantation and tissues.

Recent Updates

Modified on: 
Jun 26, 2019

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.

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Stem Cells
Modified on: 
Jul 17, 2019

Medical Assistance in Dying and Organ Donation
June 6, 2019
Dr. James Downar

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Modified on: 
Jul 12, 2019

The following videos were recorded in partnership with Trillium Gift of Life Network and the Canadian National Transplant Research Program at The Canadian Critical Care Forum between November 6 to 9, 2018. 


Presentation: Threats to the Concept of Brain Death

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Upcoming Events

When
February 10, 2020 | 8:00AM to February 13, 2020 | 4:00PM
Where

Whistler, British Columbia, Canada



About the Canadian Critical Care Conference

Organs and Tissues
When
September 16, 2019 | 8:00AM to September 17, 2019 | 4:00PM
Where

Vancouver

Every year, BC Transplant hosts an educational conference for healthcare professionals around the province who work in organ donation and transplantation. BCT Education Days 2019: Journey from Donation to Transplant will be held on Sept. 16 and 17 at Vancouver General Hospital's Paetzold Health Education Centre. As part of BC Transplant's mandate to support knowledge program through research and teaching, this two-day conference will feature a program focused on organ donation (Sept. 16) and transplant (Sept. 17).

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When
October 16, 2019 | 8:00AM to October 19, 2019 | 4:00PM
Where

Banff, AB

Presented in partnership by Canadian Blood Services, the Canadian Society of Transplantation, and the Canadian Donation and Transplantion Research Program, the 2019 Transplant Summit brings to together stakeholders in Canadian transplantation with cutting edge science and leading clinical practices that can be used to advance the practice and science of transplantation in Canada.

For details and to register visit: https://conference.cst-transplant.ca/ 

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Blog

Modified on: 
Jul 3, 2019

Before launching the Canadian Blood Services’ Lay Science Writing Competition for research trainees, the Centre for Innovation made sure to have the right team in place. Valuable support from Science Borealis and the Centre for Blood Research helped make our inaugural competition a success.

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Stem Cells
Transfusion

Modified on: 
May 22, 2019

Canadian Blood Services’ Donation Physician Network (DPN) connects clinical care physicians and provides access to educational resources including webinars on leading practices, clincial case studies, literature and emerging issues. In the spirit of international collaboration, experts in organ donation and transplantation from the U.K.

Organs and Tissues