IPOS Heart 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).

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.