Recent Updates

Modified on: 
Dec 1, 2020

Full report and recommendations 

Journal publication

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Dec 1, 2020

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: 
Dec 1, 2020

The CTR team at Canadian Blood Services strives to ensure optimal functionality of the Canadian Transplant Registry. If you have any questions regarding a release, or would like to report an issue with the Canadian Transplant Registry, please do not hesitate to contact us. Email: transplantregistry@blood.ca

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Dec 1, 2020

COVID-19 has impacted donation and transplantation in Canada.  New measures are being taken to minimize exposure to and transmission of the virus and to protect donors and transplant recipients. The Kidney Transplant Advisory Committee (KTAC) and the Living Donation Advisory Committee (LDAC) have recommended that to minimize potential exposure of living donors to COVID-19 they should not be required to use public transportation such as trains and planes to travel to the recipient’s centre to donate their kidney.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Dec 1, 2020
National COVID-19 Impact Data Dashboard 
Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Dec 1, 2020

Surveillance of National Organ Transplant Recipients Affected by COVID-19 (SNO-TRAC)

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Dec 1, 2020

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: 
Nov 30, 2020

These order sets for deceased organ donor management are based on the Canadian clinical practice guideline published in 2020. Hospitals, intensive care units, and provincial organ donation organizations may adopt or adapt these as standing orders to optimize organ function during medical management of neurologically deceased organ donors. 

Standing Orders for the Medical Management of Neurologically Deceased Donors - Pediatrics

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Nov 30, 2020

The resources below are to support organ donation organization staff and health care professionals caring for potential DCD donors.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Nov 30, 2020

Transfusion Camp is a 5-day education program aimed at increasing knowledge of transfusion medicine and best practices by providing high-quality training to post-graduate medical trainees in various specialties related to transfusion.

Led by transfusion experts at the University of Toronto, Transfusion Camp is delivered to trainees from more than 12 different specialty training programs at more than 10 universities in Canada and abroad.

Transfusion

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