Organs and tissues

Recent Updates

Modified on: 
Apr 20, 2018

Canadian Blood Services, Trillium Gift of Life Network and the Canadian National Transplant Research Program worked in collaboration with the Critical Care Canada Forum (CCCF) to host the Deceased Organ Donation Symposium that took place October 3 to October 4, 2017. 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.

View the 2017 CCCF videos

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Apr 30, 2018

Two new patient and public education and awareness brochures are now available! View or download What is Living Kidney Paired Donation and Kidney Paired Donation (KPD) Program

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Apr 18, 2018

Read about Canadian Blood Services’ recently published Organ Donation and Transplantation 2016 System Progress Report Update and the Donation and Transplantation Interprovincial Programs Report 2009-2016 to find out more about Canada’s donation and transplantation activities.

Organs and Tissues

Upcoming Events

When
May 23, 2018 | 8:00AM to May 26, 2018 | 4:00PM
Where

Lisbon, Portugal

Attend the congress to interact, network, and discuss the latest advances in liver transplantation procedures and therapy. The event brings together over 1,200 professionals from over 40 countries who are dedicated to promoting and learning about the scientific advances in liver transplantation.

The goal of this Congress is to broaden the education of scientists, surgeons, anesthesiologists, hepatologists, radiologists, pathologists, nurses, and organ procurement personnel and the care and treatment of liver transplant patients.

Transfusion
Organs and Tissues
Stem Cells
When
June 2, 2018 | 8:00AM to June 6, 2018 | 4:00PM
Where

Seattle, Washington

The 2018 American Transplant Congress is the Joint Annual Meeting of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and the American Society of Transplantation.  The American Transplant Congress will take place June 2 - 6, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. 

Overview of the American Transplant Congress

Organs and Tissues
When
June 7, 2018 | 8:00AM to June 9, 2018 | 4:00PM
Where

Ottawa

The Annual Conference of the Canadian Blood and Marrow Transplant Group invites all blood and marrow transplant health care professionals to attend their annual meeting in Ottawa, Ontario.

The 2018 conference planning committee, led by Dr. David Allan and Dr. Natasha Kekre, will work to create an exciting program that will include scientific plenary sessions, keynote presentations, multi-disciplinary and disciplinary-specific sessions, oral and poster abstract presentations committee and society meetings, and corporate satellite symposia. 

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Organs and Tissues
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Blog

Norman Bethune Symposium 2018

Modified on: 
May 17, 2018

On April 10th, 2018, the Centre for Blood Research presented its 8th Annual Norman Bethune Symposium. This event honours Canadian physician, Dr. Norman Bethune, who in the 1930s spearheaded the implementation of the earliest practical mobile blood collection and distribution systems. 

lifetime achievement award

Modified on: 
May 9, 2018

Alana Cattapan, assistant professor in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has been awarded the Canadian Blood Services’ James Kreppner Award ($43,275) to study the issues related to the commercialization of blood and tissue in Canada. 

Dr. Pryzdial searching for trout

Modified on: 
May 9, 2018

This week, we chat with Prof. Ed Pryzdial, a scientist with Canadian Blood Services' Centre for Innovation, and associate director of the Centre for Blood Research at the University of British Columbia.