Recent Updates

Modified on: 
Oct 24, 2019

The Liver Transplant Advisory Committee (LTAC) advises on inter-provincial operational and clinical policies, standards of practice and evidence-based practice with respect to liver listing and allocation.

Members

Organization

Dr. Susan Gilmour (Chair)

Alberta Health Services

Stollery Children's Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Oct 24, 2019

The Living Donation Advisory Committee (LDAC) provides expert advice for advancement and implementation of national initiatives in partnership with Canadian Blood Services on issues relating to the donation and transplantation of organs from living donors to recipients

Members

Organization

Dr. David Landsberg (Chair)

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Oct 24, 2019

The Kidney Transplant Advisory Committee (KTAC) provides expert guidance to the development, operation and evolution of the national Kidney Paired Donation (KPD) program and Highly Sensitized Patient program (HSP) with the goal of increasing kidney transplantation in Canada. The KTAC also reviews proposed matches from each KPD match run.

Members

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Oct 24, 2019

The Deceased Donation Advisory Committee (DDAC) provides expert advice on issues relating to the donation of organs from deceased donors, towards the further advancement of deceased donation in Canada.

Members Organization
Dr. Saneef (Sonny) Dhanani, Chair

Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario

Medical Lead, Research, Trillium Gift of Life Network

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Oct 17, 2019

We are pleased to present the seventh annual report describing transmissible blood-borne infection surveillance. High quality and timely surveillance is central to the safety of the blood supply. This includes monitoring of transmissible disease markers that the blood is tested for (including bacteria) and investigation of any reports of possible transfusion transmission, as well as a horizon scan for any new pathogens that may pose a risk.

PDF versions of current and past Surveillance Reports:

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Sep 6, 2019

Author: Rob Romans, ART, BSc
Online publication date: August 2019

Background

In August 2018, the National Advisory Committee on Blood and Blood Products (NAC) endorsed the document “Guidance on Platelet Transfusion for Patients With Hypoproliferative Thrombocytopenia” published by the International Collaboration for Transfusion Medicine Guidelines (ICTMG).1, 2, 3

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Sep 4, 2019

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: 
Aug 29, 2019

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

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Aug 26, 2019
Leading practices and clinical guidelines related to living organ donation.
Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Aug 26, 2019
Leading practices and clinical guidelines related to tissues.
Organs and Tissues

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