In June 2007, the Canadian Council for Donation and Transplantation (CCDT) developed a medical educational video on the neurological determination of death. The clinical practice guidelines used during this video come from the CCDT’s 2003 Severe Brain Injury to Neurological Determination of Death forum. The video contains footage of an actual brain death determination as well as a step-by step overview of the clinical practice guidelines for declaring neurological death in adults and children.
The Hospital for Sick Children in collaboration with Canadian Blood Services, Trillium Gift of Life Network and the Canadian Council for Donation and Transplantation presents - Pediatric Donation after Cardiocirculatory Death - Instructional Video:
Pediatric Donation after Cardiocirculatory Death (pDCD) Public and professional education video
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.
The Liver Listing and Allocation Forum was an important step in the collaborative work of the Canadian Liver Transplant Network (CLTN), the Canadian Society for Transplantation (CST), and Canadian Blood Services. The purpose of the Forum was to identify, review, and build on current listing and allocation strategies for liver transplant with a view to developing interprovincial/territorial policies for Canada. The ultimate goal was to achieve consensus to ensure fair and transparent access based on the identification of leading practices, leading to improved system performance.
The Kidney Allocation in Canada forum was conceived to address how deceased and non-directed living donor kidneys are allocated to adult and pediatric patients on waitlists. Sponsored by the Candain Council for Donation and Transplantation in collaboration with the Canadian Society of Transplantation, it was held in Toronto from October 25-27, 2006. The goal of the forum was to develop recommendations on best practices for practitioners and health-care providers related to the allocation of kidneys for transplantation.
Canadian Blood Services, in collaboration with the Canadian Society of Transplantation, conducted a consensus forum to evaluate current evidence and practice, and to make recommendations on listing and allocation for combined transplant candidates, where they are not currently part of organ-specific allocation models. The purpose of this initiative was to develop eligibility (including listing) criteria and a decision-making model which could be applied to the allocation of organs for combined transplants that is acceptable, useful and adaptable within unique regions across the country.