Donation and Transplantation Canadian Eye and Tissue Banking Statistics: 2017
This is the first eye and tissue banking statistics report for which five consecutive years of data are available, allowing for insight into provincial and national trends. Since 2012, Canadian Blood Services has collected data submissions from all Canadian eye and tissue programs on behalf of the Eye and Tissue Data Committee (ETDC). Canadian Blood Services maintains and collates data for review by the ETDC. Each year a summary report is generated to provide information and insights into the Canadian recovery, processing and distribution of ocular and tissue allografts across Canada.
With this information, provincial programs can assess activity trends that may be used to inform their operational strategies. National organizations use this data to inform discussions on national practice and policy. The value of the information captured has been recognized regionally, nationally, and internationally.