Recent Updates

Modified on: 
Apr 30, 2020

Educational resources, clinical tools and other knowledge translation materials can be found at the links below. 

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Apr 30, 2020

Our work to improve deceased donation in Canada focuses on evolving the quality and safety of national organ donation services, which will result in continued improvement for access to lifesaving organs and transplants for all Canadians.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Apr 30, 2020
  • Alloimmunization is common in patients with sickle cell disease and may complicate transfusion therapy.
  • Patient phenotyping and prophylactic matching to reduce alloimmunization is recommended.
  • Transfusion requirements and the presence or absence of red cell antibodies influence recommendations on the extent of phenotyping for patients with sickle cell disease.
  • Limited evidence exists on the impact of the storage age of blood in this population, but provision of fresh units imposes significant challenges and may compromise availability of optimally phenotype-matched units.
Transfusion
Modified on: 
Apr 21, 2020

Journal Publications 

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Apr 20, 2020

To accompany the 2020 Canadian clinical practice guideline for the medical management of deceased organ donors, Canadian Blood Services has created a knowledge translation tool specific to families and substitute decision makers. 

Medical management of deceased organ donors 

Prise en charge médicale des donneurs d'organes après le décès

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Apr 6, 2020

Evidence bulletins are an attractive, user-friendly, evidence-based knowledge translation tool. Each bulletin is a one-page, letter-size card addressing one specific intervention in the management of deceased donors, highlighting:

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Apr 6, 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: 
Mar 14, 2020

Canadian Blood Services works with the Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation (OTDT) community to improve national system performance. We do this through the development of leading practices, professional education, public awareness and data analysis and reporting. We also manage clinical programs that support interprovincial sharing of organs.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Feb 10, 2020

Data Sets

National OTDT Data Working Groups have been created to establish standardized data sets that will allow alignment of information collected and reported across the country. These reports represent the first step in building a comprehensive national data set for organ and tissue donation and transplantation.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Feb 7, 2020

The following videos were recorded in partnership with Trillium Gift of Life Network and the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (CDTRP) at The Canadian Critical Care Forum between Nov. 10 to 13, 2019.


Presentation: Death Prediction and Physiology after Removal of Therapy and Interpretive Commentary

Presenters: Dr. Sonny Dhanani & Dr. Donald Griesdale

(Presentation coming soon)

 

Organs and Tissues

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