Recent Updates

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May 15, 2019

Reviews: Bioburden Reduction and Control in Tissue Banking

Canadian Blood Services, in collaboration with national and international community leaders and experts,  has been facilitating the development of evidence based Leading Practice Guidelines in Bioburden Reduction and Control in tissue banking. The foundation of this work has been the collection and evaluation of evidence in five key areas of tissue recovery and allograft production through systematic reviews of the published literature.  The results of these systematic reviews have been published in the Journal of Cell and Tissue Banking.

Organs and Tissues
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Read about Canadian Blood Services’ recently published Organ Donation and Transplantation 2017 System Progress Report and the Donation and Transplantation Interprovincial Programs Report 2009-2016 to find out more about Canada’s donation and transplantation activities.

Organs and Tissues
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May 15, 2019

System Progress Report 2006-2015

The Organ Donation and Transplantation in Canada System Progress Report 2006–2015, developed collaboratively with Canadian Blood Services organ donation and transplantation advisory committees, provides the most current available national data on deceased and living donation and transplantation performance in Canada. The report presents an overview of the state of the country’s donation and transplantation system today.

Read the short version of the report here: Results Highlights: Organ Donation and Transplantation in Canada – System Progress Report 2006–2015 

Read the full report here: Organ Donation and Transplantation in Canada – System Progress Report 2006–2015 

Organs and Tissues
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Organs and Tissues
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May 13, 2019

Data reports and surveys related to living organ donation.

Organs and Tissues
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May 13, 2019

Report

  • EYE AND TISSUE BANKING IN CANADA: A LEADING PRACTICES WORKSHOP (February 2012) PDF

Background documents:

Organs and Tissues
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Leading practices and clinical guidelines related to tissues.
Organs and Tissues
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May 13, 2019

Canadian Blood Services, in collaboration with the Canadian Society of Transplantation, conducted a consensus forum to evaluate current evidence and practice, and to make recommendations on listing and allocation for combined transplant candidates, where they are not currently part of organ-specific allocation models. The purpose of this initiative was to develop eligibility (including listing) criteria and a decision-making model which could be applied to the allocation of organs for combined transplants that is acceptable, useful and adaptable within unique regions across the country.

Organs and Tissues

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