Recent Updates

Modified on: 
Oct 7, 2021

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 Canadian Clinical Guide to Organ Donation is a free self-directed, interactive, online e-learning course featuring case scenarios.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Oct 7, 2021

Health care professionals in donation and transplantation are invited to attend a series of webinars focusing on psychological first aid, grief and loss, and moral distress, within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

A severe mass event like this pandemic can cause the general public and those affected by COVID-19, including health care workers, to be mentally impacted. Psychological First Aid is an intervention method that can help people in distress during these challenging times.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Oct 6, 2021

Contributors: Utsav Patel, Canadian Blood Services manager of plasma protein products (PPP) formulary; Steven Drews, associate director of microbiology at Canadian Blood Services; Dimpy Modi, research analyst at Sunnybrook

NOTE: This information reflects evidence available at time of publication.

1.    Is Canadian Blood Services monitoring levels of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in plasma donations?

Last updated: October 5, 2021.

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Oct 6, 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: 
Oct 6, 2021
National COVID-19 Impact Data Dashboard 
Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Oct 6, 2021

NOTE: This information reflects evidence available at the time of publication.

1.  Are health professionals at risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection when handling blood products from Canadian Blood Services?

Last updated:  June 19, 2020

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Oct 2, 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: 
Sep 29, 2021

A community of practice for donor coordinators who support deceased donation

In 2020, Canadian Blood Services established a national Donor Coordinator Network. This national community of practice aims to support donor coordinators in offering deceased donation as a standard component of end-of-life care by continuing to:

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Sep 28, 2021

Members

Organization

Dr. Christopher Nguan (Chair)

Surgical Director

Kidney Transplant Program VGH

Vancouver, British Columbia

Dr. Steven Paraskevas

Director, Pancreas and Islet Transplant Program

McGill University Health Centre, Royal Victoria Hospital

Montreal, Quebec

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Sep 24, 2021

The content on this page is specific for 2021-2022 Transfusion Camp. Content for 2022-2023 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.

Reminder:

Transfusion

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