The ultimate goal of health research is to ensure that Canadians receive equitable, evidence-based, quality care and to improve their health outcomes. Within the domain of organ donation and transplantation (ODT) in Canada, research results have been applied to improve donation opportunities, wait times, and quality of life outcomes for transplant recipients. However, the lack of a unified approach to Research and Innovation (R&I) is a major barrier to establishing system priorities for ODT research.
Develop a shared vision of the future direction for R&I with and within the ODT community to improve ODT outcomes to the benefit of patients and Canadians at large.
PROJECT COMPLETION IN 2022
This ODTC-driven project is supported by the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (CDTRP) under the financial authority of the University of Alberta.
"The Collaborative looks forward to the findings of this research project, and recognizes the importance and value of these findings and subsequent recommendations for the ODT community. Knowledge on the ODT research landscape will optimize the integration and impact of research and innovation in ODT systems for the benefit of Canadians."
Cindy Moriarty, Director General, Health Programs and Strategic Initiatives, Health Canada.
The Organ Donation and Transplantation Collaborative (The Collaborative) is an initiative led by Health Canada with provinces and territories (except Québec), Canadian Blood Services, patients, families, clinicians and researchers. Funded by Health Canada, the project Mapping the Canadian Research and Innovation Ecosystem in Donation and Transplantation contributes to the Collaborative’s vision to achieve organ donation and transplantation system improvements that result in better patient outcomes and an increase in the number and quality of successful transplantations. For more information, please consult the Organ Donation and Transplantation Collaborative website.