Organs and tissues

Recent Updates

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.

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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
Modified on: 
Oct 6, 2016

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

Upcoming Events

When
January 21, 2017 | 8:00AM to January 25, 2017 | 5:00PM
Where

Honolulu, Hawaii

Connect with colleagues, network and collaborate with critical care experts, and explore new tools, technologies and processes at the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 46th Critical Care Congress. The Society’s Congress is the largest critical care event that brings together all members of the multiprofessional, multidisciplinary team. This five-day event will feature internationally renowned faculty and content sessions highlighting the most up-to-date, evidence-based developments in critical care medicine.

Transfusion
Organs and Tissues
When
January 26, 2017 | 8:00AM to January 29, 2017 | 5:00PM
Where

Miami, Florida

As more patients suffer due to the shortage of life-saving donor organs each year, the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) is focusing its Winter Symposium on innovative science and effective public policy to combat this crisis. Join us in Miami in January 2017 to learn what is being done to save lives through expanding organ transplantation and turning our ideas into action.

Organs and Tissues
When
February 23, 2017 | 8:00AM to February 25, 2017 | 5:00PM
Where

Phoenix, AZ

Cutting Edge of Transplantation (CEOT) 2017

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of healthcare professionals (physicians, surgeons, pharmacists, nurses, and others) and researchers working in the field of transplantation.

Program Overview

Organs and Tissues

Blog

Warren Fingrut (left), Cassandra DeLuka of Canadian Blood Services’ OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network (centre-right) along with two UBC medical students at a

Modified on: 
Jan 19, 2017

The Stem Cell Club is just one of many successful and impactful projects funded by the BloodTechNet competition. Do you work in transfusion or transplantation medicine? Got a bright idea on how to share knowledge? Apply for funding to bring it to life. 

 

Blood and Guts: Management of the GI Bleed

Modified on: 
Jan 17, 2017

The 12th Annual Transfusion Medicine Education Videoconference takes place April 12, 2016. Pre-register today.

platelets collected through apheresis

Modified on: 
Jan 11, 2017

Blood is red. That’s because of the red blood cells or erythrocytes that whizz around your veins and arteries. The colour is a great visual marker, both clinically and emotionally, but sometimes its very redness hides the other important components that are in you to give. These include plasma, the straw-coloured liquid that carries red blood cells, white cells (leukocytes), other important molecules such as albumin, antibodies and coagulation factors, and tiny fragmentary cells called platelets.