Organs and Tissues

Canadian Blood Services works with the organ and tissue donation and transplantation community to improve the system in Canada. Through national collaboration involving organ donation organizations and transplantation programs across the country we are working to improve organ and tissue donation, improve access to transplants and improve patient outcomes. This website provides valuable information related to our interprovincial organ sharing programs, professional education and learning opportunities, including the Canadian Clinical Guide to Organ Donation curriculum, data and system progress reporting; current initiatives, leading practices and clinical guidelines, as well as educational videos, clinical tools and other useful resources.



Dr. Aimee Sarti, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Dr. Aimee Sarti, Critical Care Intensivist, The Ottawa Hospital

Our mission is to improve access to organ donation and to lifesaving transplants for all Canadians. We aim to shift culture so organ and tissue donation is the norm and not the exception. Published work and initiatives underway are described here.
The Canadian Clinical Guide to Organ Donation is an organ donation curriculum for health professionals that enhances competencies in the identification and care of potential deceased donors and their families. The Canadian Clinical Guide to Organ Donation is a free self-directed, interactive, online e-learning course featuring case scenarios.
This interactive online platform reports national performance data for organ donation and transplantation in Canada. The dashboard consists of nine primary sections presenting data on key aspects of donation and transplantation across the system.
Professional Education has a new look!

We’re excited to share our redesigned Professional Education website. Although the look is new, the content remains the same. We hope the new design will make it easier to find and use the content you’re looking for—but if you notice anything that could be improved, please send us your feedback. We’d love to hear from you.