Starting in November 2019, the NHLAAC committee conducted its first ABHI accredited Journal Club presentation with the goal of providing a venue for Canadian HLA professionals to continue their education, knowledge sharing, and receive ABHI CE credits.
A community of practice for donor coordinators who support deceased donation
In 2020, Canadian Blood Services established a national Donor Coordinator Network. This national community of practice aims to support donor coordinators in offering deceased donation as a standard component of end-of-life care by continuing to:
A community of practice for critical care physicians who support organ donation
In 2017, Canadian Blood Services established a national Donation Physician Network. This community of practice builds on successful provincial initiatives developed to support critical care physicians specializing in deceased organ donation.
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Through a collaborative initiative between the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI), Canadian Blood Services (CBS) and the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (CDTRP), The Measuring Quality in Kidney Transplantation workshop was held in November 2019. Over 80 participants from various stakeholder groups (Appendix 1) were brought together to: (i) develop a pan-Canadian consensus on quality indicators for kidney transplantation and living kidney donation in Canada, and (ii) eventually contribute to quality standards for both these areas.
This report provides an overview of the Kidney Paired Donation Program: Living Donation Network Meeting that took place on March 6, 2020 in Toronto, ON. Organized by Canadian Blood Services, the meeting brought together more than 60 living donor and recipient coordinators, program managers and quality assurance professionals from across Canada. This meeting was designed to facilitate: