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.

High-Status Heart Allocation Tie-Breaker Decision Map

This map depicts how the Canadian Transplant Registry determines the HSH Allocation recipient rankings for waitlisted medical status 4, and non urgent status highly sensitized patients.