Organs and tissues

Canadian Blood Services works with the organ and tissue donation and transplantation community to improve the system for all Canadians. Through national collaboration involving organ donation organizations and transplantation programs across Canada we are working to increase organ and tissue donation, increase access to transplants and improve patient outcomes.This website provides valuable information and data related to interprovincial organ sharing programs and services; professional education, including the Canadian Clinical Guide to Organ Donation; numerous publications, data and progress reports; as well as leading practices and clinical guidelines.

Recent Updates

Modified on: 
May 28, 2020

Webinar Series: Psychological First Aid, Grief and Loss, and Moral Distress in response to COVID-19

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
May 22, 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. 

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
May 20, 2020

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

Organs and Tissues

Upcoming Events

When
June 2, 2020 | 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Where

Webinar

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. The first webinar, “Psychological First Aid during COVID-19”, is scheduled for Tuesday, May 12.

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
When
August 27, 2020 | 8:00AM to August 29, 2020 | 4:00PM
Where

London, UK

Given the continuing impact of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and ongoing restrictions, EASL has decided to transition the onsite International Liver Congress™ 2020, planned for 25–28 August, to an immersive and exciting digital event –The Digital International Liver Congress™ 2020 which will be held 27–29 August 2020.

To learn more about the event's programme or EASL, please click here

 

Transfusion
Organs and Tissues
When
September 22, 2020 | 8:00AM to September 26, 2020 | 4:00PM
Where

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Canadian Society of Transplantation 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting,Winnipeg, MB           
September 22-26, 2020, Fairmont Winnipeg

Details to follow. CST website: https://www.cst-transplant.ca/Future_Events.html 

Organs and Tissues

Blog

Modified on: 
Feb 17, 2020

Do you know of an individual whose contributions might be worthy of the Canadian Blood Services Lifetime Achievement Award? To receive this honour, a nominee’s landmark contributions must be recognized as both extraordinary and world class in the field of transfusion or transplantation medicine, stem cell or cord blood research in Canada and/or abroad. Nominations are open until May 19, 2020.

Organs and Tissues
Stem Cells
Transfusion

Modified on: 
Feb 5, 2020

The 2019 Critical Care Canada Forum (CCCF) took place in Toronto Nov. 10-13. This year marked the fifth annual Deceased Organ Donation Symposium, a two-day symposium held during CCCF that promotes scientific research and discussion about organ donation and transplantation and its application to critical care practice. 

Organs and Tissues

Modified on: 
Oct 23, 2019

The 2019 Canadian Transplant Summit took place Oct. 15-19 in iconic Banff, Alta. This annual event is a unique opportunity to bring together medical professionals, scientists, patients and stakeholders of all interests in organ donation and transplantation from across Canada.

Organs and Tissues
Stem Cells