Organs and tissues

Recent Updates

Modified on: 
Oct 25, 2018

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.

Organs and Tissues
Stem Cells
Modified on: 
Jun 19, 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: 
Oct 4, 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

Upcoming Events

May 4, 2019 | 8:00AM to May 7, 2019 | 4:00PM


The 10th Congress of the International Pediatric Transplant Association will be held from May 4-7, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The meeting will start on Saturday, May 4 with 2 pre-congress symposiums including a half-day Foundations in Paediatric Transplantation Pre-symposium and a full-day Allied Health Pre-symposium. The main meeting will start in the late afternoon of Saturday, May 4 and will continue for 3 full days closing on Tuesday, May 7.

Organs and Tissues


Modified on: 
Dec 12, 2018

In November, the University of British Columbia Centre for Blood Research (CBR) hosted its 12th annual Earl W. Davie Symposium in Vancouver, BC. During the event, researchers, students, clinicians and patients discussed successes and ongoing challenges in hematology, from understanding basic mechanisms of clotting to improving patient care.

Modified on: 
Dec 2, 2018

Canadian Blood Services has recently made progress on several fronts that may further evolve the eligibility criteria for men who have sex with men. This includes supporting more research projects as part of the MSM Research Grant Program and working to reduce the waiting period from one year to three months based on the latest evidence.

Modified on: 
Nov 26, 2018

This #givingtuesday — November 27, 2018 — organizations across the country are raising awareness about living donation. 

Did you know that more than 3,000 Canadians are on a waiting list for kidney transplantation?