Eye and Tissue Reports and Surveys

Canadian Blood Services works collaboratively with the Canadian tissue community to develop and implement leading practices to improve the quality and safety of tissue produced in Canadian tissue banks. This work includes leading practice workshops, public awareness and education campaigns, national data collection, publication of Canadian eye and tissue banking activity and the design and implementation of recommendations and systematic reviews for five areas of practice for tissue bioburden reduction and control.

Eye and tissue data dashboard, 2020

This interactive dashboard reports on the recovery, processing and distribution of ocular and tissue allografts across Canada. The data presented here are validated results as of Dec. 31, 2020. In 2020, data was submitted from 16 eye and tissue banks and one recovery program representing a census of all Canadian eye and tissue banking activity. The dashboard includes nine main pages are that separated into three topics: donation, ocular grafts, and tissue grafts.

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Eye and tissue data reports 

PDF copies of reports published 2019 and prior are available by request. Submit a request by sending an email to OTDT@blood.ca, please include the title and use the subject line: PDF Document Request.

Eye and tissue reports (available upon request)

PDF copies of the following reports are available by request. Submit a request by sending an email to OTDT@blood.ca, please include the title and use the subject line: PDF Document Request.

  • Cornea Donation and Transplantation: A National Consensus Forum for Improving Access in Canada (October 2020)
  • An Environmental Scan of Bioburden Reduction and Control Practices in Tissue Banking (May 2015)
  • Estimating potential tissue donors in Canada from 2005-2008 An update based on acute care hospital admissions data (January 2014)
  • Advancing organ and tissue donation: A collaboration of the Canadian Conference of Chief Coroners and Chief Medical Examiners, the Canadian tissue community and Canadian Blood Services (June 2013)
  • Canadian imported surgical musculoskeletal allograft and acellular dermal matrix study (April 2013)
  • Report on the ethics consultation (January 2011)
  • Utilization and cost of procurement of skin, cardiac and vascular allografts and allograft products (June 2010)
  • Supply of human allograft tissue (May 2010)
  • Canadian imported surgical & dental allograft, allograft substitute, & acellular dermal matrix study (March 2010)
  • Demand for ocular tissue in Canada (January 2010)

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