Organs and tissues

Recent Updates

Modified on: 
May 2, 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: 
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: 
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
October 2, 2017 | 8:00AM to October 5, 2017 | 5:00PM
Where

Toronto

The Critical Care Canada Forum 2017 is Canada's national critical care meeting. Held over 4 days, it focuses on clinicians, scientists, and leaders in critical care medicine, and attracts the best speakers worldwide. CCCF consists of superlative plenary talks, thematic sessions and posters, with exhibits that demonstrate the latest products and services. 

Featuring internationally renowned experts; Darren Freed (Canada), Stephen Large (UK), Peter MacDonald (Australia), Paul Murphy (UK), and Robert TRuog (USA). 

Transfusion
Organs and Tissues
When
May 24, 2017 | 8:00AM to May 26, 2017 | 5:00PM
Where

Victoria

The Transplantation Science Symposium (TSS) 2017 will provide a forum for presentation and discussion of cutting-edge basic and translational science in and beyond transplantation. The Transplantation Society (TTS) is planning a stellar line-up of regional and international speakers covering a range of topics in immunology, metabolism, the microbiome, carbohydrate biology, stem cell engineering and tissue repair.

Organs and Tissues
When
May 24, 2017 | 8:00AM to May 26, 2017 | 5:00PM
Where

Clearwater, Florida

9th Annual Living Donation Conference: Essential Donor Team Concepts

Mark your calendar for this training course on the essential aspects of clinical, psychosocial, advocacy, quality, regulatory, administrative, and financial issues related to living donation. The program will offer an entry-level track as well as a continuing education track for the experienced practitioner.

New this year, an Administrator Track! This will provide a comprehensive review related to managing a living donor program.

Organs and Tissues

Blog

lab work

Modified on: 
May 23, 2017

Kudos to our research colleagues at The Ottawa Hospital on receiving 18 new CIHR research grants worth $10.7 million.

science odyssey week, plasma

Modified on: 
May 16, 2017

It's Science Odyssey Week in Canada from May 12 to 21. Enjoy 10 days of discovery and innovation across the country. Find out where activities are taking place near you. 

 

In the spirit of Science Odyssey 2017 we worked out a little hands-on experiment to try at home or in class. Ever wonder why your blood is red? Want to get a "feel" for what your blood would look like up close? Try this... 

Ruqayyah Almizraq

Modified on: 
May 11, 2017

Ruqayyah Almizraq became interested in science because "it is like a magic window that opens up a whole new world."