Organ Donation Reports and Publications

The deceased donation program focuses on evolving the quality and safety of national organ donation services in Canada, which will result in continued improvement for access to lifesaving organs and transplants for all Canadians. Work in this area includes initiatives that provide the requisite knowledge, training and skills to healthcare professionals and shift the culture of organ donation to ensure that performance is measured, monitored and that additional system accountabilities to support progress in this area are in place. Published reports and peer reviewed publications are linked below:


Leading practices and guidelines for organ donation and transplantation along with accompanying peer reviewed publication can be found here


PDF copies of the following reports are available by request. Submit a request by sending an email to, please include the title and use the subject line: PDF Document Request. Additional reports have been archived and are available by request

  • ECPR for OHCA in Canada: Planning the Research (April 2017) 
  • Opportunities and Barriers for ECPR in Canada (May 2016) 
  • Ethics Guide for Donation Physicians (November 2015) 
  • Environmental Scan of Professional Education for Donation (March 2017)
  • Report on the consultation: “Donation Physicians in a Coordinated OTDT System" (February 2011)
  • Report on the ethics consultation (January 2011)
  • OTDT Professional Survey (February 2011)
  • Views Toward Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation (Public Survey) (July 2010)

Leading practices and guidelines for deceased donation can be found catalogued here



The COVID‑19 pandemic and organ donation and transplantation: ethical issues