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Modified on: 
Oct 19, 2021

For the last decade the increasingly long waiting lists for cornea transplantation have consistently gained media and government attention. Wait times are often measured in years as opposed to months, meaning the rates of access to cornea transplantation in Canada are on par with, or lower than, the rates seen in some developing countries. Yet, despite all the attention the number of corneas transplanted in Canada has remained unchanged for the last six years and no focused and coordinated efforts have been expended to improve this system.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Oct 19, 2021

National System Performance data - 2018

Beginning in 2012, Canadian Blood Services, on behalf of the Eye and Tissue Data Committee (ETDC), received data submissions from all Canadian eye and tissue programs. Data definitions were established and data training delivered to the Canadian eye and tissue community.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Oct 18, 2021

Through a collaborative initiative between the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI), Canadian Blood Services (CBS) and the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (CDTRP), The Measuring Quality in Kidney Transplantation workshop was held in November 2019. Over 80 participants from various stakeholder groups (Appendix 1) were brought together to: (i) develop a pan-Canadian consensus on quality indicators for kidney transplantation and living kidney donation in Canada, and (ii) eventually contribute to quality standards for both these areas.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Oct 18, 2021

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    Organs and Tissues
    Modified on: 
    Oct 18, 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: 
    Oct 15, 2021

    The approach to transfusion in emergent situations varies dramatically depending on the clinical scenario. The clinician’s assessment of the rapidity of bleeding, the severity of hemorrhage or amount of blood lost, and the clinical stability of the patient will determine the transfusion strategy.

    Transfusion
    Modified on: 
    Oct 7, 2021

    Professional education curriculum and learning modules can be found at the links below. The Canadian Clinical Guide to Organ Donation is an organ donation curriculum for health professionals that enhances competencies in the identification and care of potential deceased donors and their families.

    Organs and Tissues
    Modified on: 
    Oct 7, 2021

    Professional education curriculum and learning modules can be found at the links below. The Canadian Clinical Guide to Organ Donation is an organ donation curriculum for health professionals that enhances competencies in the identification and care of potential deceased donors and their families. The e-learning tissue continuing education module is titled: Increasing Tissue Donation in Deaths Occurring Out of Hospital.

    Organs and Tissues
    Modified on: 
    Oct 7, 2021

    Increasing tissue donation in deaths occurring out of hospital

    Welcome to the Canadian Blood Services continuing education registration page

    Our education portal now offers the following course: Increasing Tissue Donation in Deaths Occurring Out of Hospital

    To register, click here. Once registered, you will receive a link to the course portal.  

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