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Modified on: 
Mar 3, 2021

The Kidney Transplant Advisory Committee (KTAC) provides expert guidance to the development, operation and evolution of the national Kidney Paired Donation (KPD) program and Highly Sensitized Patient program (HSP) with the goal of increasing kidney transplantation in Canada. The KTAC also reviews proposed matches from each KPD match run.

Updated: 2021-03-02

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Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Mar 2, 2021

Developed by Canadian Blood Services, the Canadian Transplant Registry (CTR) is the technology that will operationalize the IPOS Heart policies. The CTR is an easily accessible online website for Organ Donation Organizations, laboratories, and transplant hospitals to manage patients, donors, organ offers and transplant outcomes. The CTR will apply a standardized matching and ranking algorithm to optimize transplant success factors for those hard to match and/or medically urgent heart patients.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Mar 1, 2021

The monthly OTDT digest has been developed to share highlights from our collaborative work with the organ and tissue donation and transplantation community. Subscribe by entering your email address in the box below. Please send contributions, comments and suggestions to otdt@blood.ca  

 

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Feb 18, 2021

Canadian Blood Services works collaboratively with the Canadian tissue community to develop and implement leading practices to improve the quality and safety of tissue produced in Canadian tissue banks. This work includes leading practice workshops, public awareness and education campaigns, national data collection, publication of Canadian eye and tissue banking activity and the design and implementation of recommendations and systematic reviews for five areas of practice for tissue bioburden reduction and control.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Feb 12, 2021

http://cancovid19plasma.ca/This repository aims to support Canadian transfusion medicine health care professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be updated regularly as new information is available. In addition, the public and donors can learn more about how Canadian Blood Services is responding to COVID-19 by visiting blood.ca/covid-19.

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Feb 11, 2021
The deceased donation program focuses on evolving the quality and safety of national organ donation services in Canada, which will result in continued improvement for access to lifesaving organs and transplants for all Canadians.
Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Feb 9, 2021

Whole blood donations are separated into specific cellular (red blood cells and platelets) and plasma components. Transfusing the appropriate blood component to effectively provide for the clinical needs of patients optimizes use of donated blood.

This chapter describes the manufacturing process for the most commonly prepared blood components:

  • Red blood cells (RBC)
  • Platelets: pooled and apheresis
  • Frozen plasma (FP)
  • Apheresis fresh frozen plasma (AFFP)
  • Cryosupernatant plasma (CSP)
  • Cryoprecipitate
Transfusion
Modified on: 
Feb 9, 2021

The following videos were recorded in partnership with Trillium Gift of Life Network and the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (CDTRP) at The Canadian Critical Care Forum between Nov. 10 to 13, 2019.


Presentation: Death Prediction and Physiology after Removal of Therapy and Interpretive Commentary

Presenters: Dr. Sonny Dhanani & Dr. Donald Griesdale

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Jan 29, 2021

The content on this page is specific for 2020-2021 Transfusion Camp. Content for 2021-2022 will start being updated approximately one month ahead of the live event held in Toronto. See General Information Schedules and Locations document for live event dates.

Transfusion

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