IPOS Heart project resources

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.

Recipient Eligibility

This policy describes the eligibility requirements for potential transplant recipients to participate in the Inter-provincial Sharing: Heart program. View the policy here.

Allocation: Matching and Ranking

This policy outlines the rules used to identify and rank highly sensitized patients (HSP) and medical status 4 patients who are potential matches to an available donor heart. View the policy here.

Requirement to Offer

This policy describes the procedure with respect to offering donor hearts under the Inter-provincial Sharing: Heart program. View the policy here.

Exports & Imports

This policy describes the process for tracking the number of hearts shared between provinces under the Inter-provincial Sharing: Heart program. View the policy here.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Key messages for the Inter-Provincial Organ Sharing of Hearts for Medically Urgent and Highly Sensitized Patients and Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.