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Modified on: 
Jun 30, 2021

Blood transfusion is a crucial component of medical therapy today. Having a resilient blood system that can withstand widespread crises, such as pandemics, is an important feature of a sustainable blood supply.1 Pandemics are a sustained disaster with significant impact on the supply of labile components (e.g., red blood cells, platelets, plasma) and non-labile products (e.g., immune globulins). SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19 illness, is not transmissible by blood (see Canadian Blood Service’s COVID-19 FAQ for health professionals working with blood products). However, COVID-19 had an impact on donor eligibility, donor availability, and availability of trained personnel to collect and produce blood products.2,3

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Jun 22, 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.

 

Members

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Jun 14, 2021

Welcome to the home of the NHLAAC Journal Club

Starting in November 2019, the NHLAAC committee conducted its first ABHI accredited Journal Club presentation with the goal of providing a venue for Canadian HLA professionals to continue their education, knowledge sharing, and receive ABHI CE credits.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Jun 14, 2021

The Public Education and Awareness Committee (PEAC) facilitates interprovincial collaboration in the development and implementation of public education and awareness strategies. Organ donation and transplantation is complex and not well understood by the public. There are many misconceptions that contribute to barriers to registering intent to donate or consenting to donation.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Jun 11, 2021
National COVID-19 Impact Data Dashboard 
Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Jun 9, 2021

The Deceased Donation Advisory Committee (DDAC) provides expert advice on issues relating to the donation of organs from deceased donors, towards the further advancement of deceased donation in Canada.

Members Title and Organization
Dr. Saneef (Sonny) Dhanani, Chair

Pediatric Intensivist, Pediatric Critical Care 

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Jun 9, 2021

The ODTEAC provides expert advice on donation and transplantation system activities for ongoing advancement and implementation of national initiatives in partnership with Canadian Blood Services.

Members Title and Organization
CHAIR
Dr. Norman Kneteman

Surgical Director, Liver Transplant Program

University of Alberta Hospital, Alberta Health Services

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Jun 9, 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.

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Transfusion
Modified on: 
Jun 9, 2021

The Eye and Tissue Data Committee (ETDC) supports the collection, reporting and sharing of data by the Canadian eye and tissue banking community and provides insight into the supply of and the demand for allografts in Canada. 

Members Title and Organization

Mr. Gary Rockl

(Chair)

Tissue Innovation Specialist 

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Jun 9, 2021

The Lung Transplant Advisory Committee (LuTAC) advises on inter-provincial operational and clinical policies, standards of practice and evidence-based practice with respect to lung transplantation.

Members

Title and Organization

Dr. Dale Lien

(Chair)

Program Director, Lung Transplant Program

Organs and Tissues

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