Organs and tissues

Recent Updates

Modified on: 
May 31, 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
June 25, 2017 | 8:00AM to July 2, 2017 | 5:00PM
Where

Malaga, Spain

The principle aim of the Games is to raise public awareness of the importance and benefits of organ donation by demonstrating the health and fitness that can be achieved post-transplant. Equally, aiming to encourage all recipients to remain fit and healthy post transplant.

Receiving a transplant is a major transition in the journey of life and the organizing committee has introduced various education programmes to help all recipients live life to the fullest.

Organs and Tissues
When
August 26, 2017 | 8:00AM to August 30, 2017 | 5:00PM
Where

Barcelona, Spain

Spotlight 2017: 40 Years of PCI

The world's largest cardiovascular congress with over 500 experts sessions and 11 000 abstracts contributing to global awareness of the latest clinical trials and breakthrough discoveries

To learn more about the European Society of Cardiology and its congressess and events, visit their website. 

Organs and Tissues

Blog

Kidney graphic

Modified on: 
Jun 20, 2017

500 transplants made possible thanks to the selflessness of living organ donors and kidney paired exchange

L. Bruce Robertson beside Canadian Red Cross truck, ca. [1914-1918]  Copyright: Queen’s Printer for Ontario

Modified on: 
Jun 14, 2017

Innovation150 series on the RED blog: As Canada celebrates 150 years we look back on Canadian innovations in transfusion medicine over the years.  A series of posts over the next few weeks feature remarkable Canadian progress in transfusion medicine past, present and future. #Innovation150.

BacT alert system

Modified on: 
Jun 8, 2017

Previous posts in our "The things we do for safety" series