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.
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.
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.