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Modified on: 
Aug 16, 2019

The national Kidney Paired Donation (KPD) program is an interprovincial program operated by Canadian Blood Services in collaboration with Canada’s living kidney donation and kidney transplant programs. The KPD program gives individuals an opportunity to become a living donor and donate a kidney to someone in need, and in doing so, provide transplant candidates an increased opportunity to receive a transplant.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Aug 9, 2019

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The following living kidney donor and recipient videos have been developed by Alberta Health Services. They are shared here with permission. 

Linda and Jane’s Story - An angel in the neighbourhood

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Jul 31, 2019

System Progress Report 2006-2015

The Organ Donation and Transplantation in Canada System Progress Report 2006–2015, developed collaboratively with Canadian Blood Services organ donation and transplantation advisory committees, provides the most current available national data on deceased and living donation and transplantation performance in Canada. The report presents an overview of the state of the country’s donation and transplantation system today.

Read the short version of the report here: Results Highlights: Organ Donation and Transplantation in Canada – System Progress Report 2006–2015 

Read the full report here: Organ Donation and Transplantation in Canada – System Progress Report 2006–2015 

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Jul 29, 2019

The Eye and Tissue Data Committee (ETDC) supports the collection, reporting and sharing of data by the Canadian eye and tissue banking community and provides insight into the supply of and the demand for allografts in Canada. 

Members Organization
Ms. Cynthia Johnston (Chair)

Regional Tissue Bank, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Jul 29, 2019

The Heart Transplant Advisory Committee (HTAC) provides advice on heart donation and transplantation, clinical policy and practice issues including registries development and improvement, and operation of the interprovincial heart program.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Jul 29, 2019

The Donation and Transplant Administrators Advisory Committee (DTAAC) identifies and provides end-to-end operational, financial and policy advice to inform the development of nationally mandated initiatives to allow issues to be addressed and all requirements gathered in advance of the full development and roll-out with donation and transplant programs participating in interprovincial activities.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Jul 26, 2019
Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Jul 26, 2019

Digital technology is transforming the way health care services are delivered in Canada. The Canadian Transplant Registry (CTR) is an example of an innovative technology that generates value in terms of quality, safety and efficiency through its capabilities for supporting all donors, candidate listing, offer management, allocation and pre and post-transplant data.  

The CTR is a national web-based computer program, used for linking the national potential recipient waitlist with actual organ donors. It features:

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Jul 17, 2019

Medical Assistance in Dying and Organ Donation
June 6, 2019
Dr. James Downar

 

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Jul 16, 2019
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