Brochure for Families and Substitute Decision Makers

To accompany the 2020 Canadian clinical practice guideline for the medical management of deceased organ donors, Canadian Blood Services has created a knowledge translation tool specific to families and substitute decision makers. These resources are available upon request in English and French. If you require this content in an accessible format not available on this page, email 

Members of the guideline panel along with organ and tissue donor coordinators, donor families, and transplant recipients, have created a pamphlet that provides general information about procedures that may be used to evaluate and prepare a potential donor’s organs for donation and transplantation.