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: 
Apr 15, 2021
National COVID-19 Impact Data Dashboard 
Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Apr 6, 2021

For the last decade the increasingly long waiting lists for cornea transplantation have consistently gained media and government attention. Wait times are often measured in years as opposed to months, meaning the rates of access to cornea transplantation in Canada are on par with, or lower than, the rates seen in some developing countries. Yet, despite all the attention the number of corneas transplanted in Canada has remained unchanged for the last six years and no focused and coordinated efforts have been expended to improve this system.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Dec 9, 2020

This interactive online platform reports national performance data for organ donation and transplantation in Canada. The dashboard consists of nine primary sections presenting data on key aspects of the donation and transplantation across the system. The data presented are results as of Dec.

Organs and Tissues

Upcoming Events

When
April 18, 2021 | 8:00AM to April 24, 2021 | 4:00PM
Where

Canada

National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week takes place April 18-24, 2021.

digital toolkit has been developed to help spread awareness of organ and tissue donation in communities across Canada. 

Find out how to register your decision to donate organs and tissues here.

Organs and Tissues
When
April 24, 2021 | 8:00AM to April 28, 2021 | 4:00PM
Where

Virtual Conference

The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation will host the 41st Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions virtually from April 24-28, 2021. Connect with the ISHLT community around the world.

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When
May 5, 2021 | 8:00AM to May 8, 2021 | 4:00PM
Where

Istanbul, Turkey

Connecting the World of Liver Transplantation

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Blog

Modified on: 
Feb 22, 2021

For the 200 Nova Scotians waiting for a lifesaving organ or tissue transplant, new legislation offers hope.

Organs and Tissues

Modified on: 
Jan 28, 2021

The Intramural Research Grant Program, one of the Centre for Innovation’s most responsive and impactful research funding programs, and the Kenneth J. Fyke Program, which supports health services and policy research, are both open for applications.

Organs and Tissues
Stem Cells
Transfusion

Modified on: 
Dec 9, 2020

The Centre for Innovation is the heart of Canadian Blood Services’ research and development activities. Its latest annual report, covering the fiscal year 2019-2020, is now available on blood.ca.

Organs and Tissues
Stem Cells
Transfusion