Donor Coordinator Network

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:

  • Foster community building and national collaboration
  • Strengthen clinical and social support for a small and specialized community of healthcare professionals
  • Provide resources and opportunities to share and learn about emerging cases/issues
  • Support national development and implementation of consistent clinical strategies and approaches

The network offers: 

  • Educational Webinars (linked below)
  • E-newsletters

Are you a donor coordinator interested in joining this network? If so, please contact: 

Recorded webinar presentations

September 28, 2021 | Presenter: Dr. Andrew Healey
Title: Expanding the Lung Donor Pool using Non-Perfused Organ Donation

June 1, 2021 | Presenters: Shauna Coffey
Title:  Tissue Donation - The Southern Alberta Experience

April 29, 2021 | Presenters: Jia Lin & Sarah Pol

Title:  Experiences of Family Veto among Organ and Tissue Donor Coordinators in Ontario



March 30, 2021 | Presenter: Dr. Sonny Dhanani
Title: DePPaRT study: insights and implications

December 16, 2020 | Presenter:  Ms. Vanessa Silva e Silva, Lead Researcher, BRIC Study 

Title:  Burnout among Donation Coordinators: Progress with the BRiC Study and Preliminary Results

Materials: The BRIC study (Burnout and Resilience in Organ and Tissue Donation Coordinators) information and publicatons can be found here

January 26, 2021 | Presenter:  Ms. Cynthia Isenor,  Health Services Director at Nova Scotia Health Authority for the Critical Care Program

Title:  The LEADDR Program: Legislative Evaluation – Assessment of Deceased Donation Reform


The Donor Coordinator Network is brought together by Canadian Blood Services