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Modified on: 
Nov 27, 2020

Project Policies

The Canadian Transplant Registry (CTR) identifies transplant opportunities across Canada for heart transplant candidates who are highly sensitized to Human Lymphocyte Antigens (HLA) and/or designated as medically urgent (i.e., designated as medical status 4).

Although these policies have been approved they are not considered active until implemented through the CTR IPOS Heart Project.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Nov 26, 2020

The BloodTechNet program was launched in 2011 to facilitate the development of innovative educational resources that support the transfusion, cellular therapy and transplantation communities in Canada. The program is led by Canadian Blood Services’ Centre for Innovation with financial support from Grifols. For information about the next BloodTechNet program competition, visit blood.ca.

Transfusion
Organs and Tissues
Stem Cells
Modified on: 
Nov 26, 2020

The BloodTechNet program was launched in 2011 to facilitate the development of innovative educational resources that support the transfusion, cellular therapy and transplantation communities in Canada. The program is led by Canadian Blood Services’ Centre for Innovation with financial support from Grifols. For information about the next BloodTechNet program competition, visit blood.ca.

Transfusion
Organs and Tissues
Stem Cells
Modified on: 
Nov 26, 2020

The BloodTechNet program was launched in 2011 to facilitate the development of innovative educational resources that support the transfusion, cellular therapy and transplantation communities in Canada. The program is led by Canadian Blood Services’ Centre for Innovation with financial support from Grifols. For information about the next BloodTechNet program competition, visit blood.ca.

Transfusion
Organs and Tissues
Stem Cells
Modified on: 
Nov 26, 2020

Author: Rachel Ward, JD, BCom
Online publication date: August 2019
Target audience: health-care professionals and academics conducting research projects involving human participants.

This article provides health-care professionals and researchers with an overview of the frameworks that help protect individuals’ privacy in the context of research, a topic that is particularly relevant in a time of big data, artificial intelligence and significant advances in technologies that are reliant on data inputs.

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Nov 22, 2020

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: 
Nov 19, 2020

Authors: Youness Elkhalidy, MD, and Gwen Clarke, MD, FRCPC
Publication date: October 2020
Primary target audiences: Medical laboratory technologists (MLT) in a hospital laboratory, transfusion medicine physicians

The purpose of this document is to clarify the relevance of ABO subgroups for hospital blood banks selecting a red blood cell unit for transfusion and importance of working with Canadian Blood Services to investigate potential donors with an ABO subgroup.

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Nov 19, 2020

This chapter focuses on the principles of safe blood transfusion practices. The aim of this chapter is to develop and support the knowledge of health-care professionals involved in prescribing and administering blood components and products.

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Nov 17, 2020

Author: Matthew Yan, MD, FRCPC
Publication date: January 2020
Primary target audience: health-care professionals working in hospitals in Canada, excluding Quebec

 

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Nov 17, 2020

The Highly Sensitized Patient (HSP) Program was established by Canadian Blood Services in collaboration with provincial and territorial governments and organ donation and transplantation programs around the country to increase transplant opportunities for patients needing very specific matches from deceased kidney donors. Through the HSP Program, this group of patients now has access to a larger national donor pool, increasing the chance of a match.

Organs and Tissues

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