Recent Updates

Modified on: 
May 13, 2019

Full Report

  • Brain blood flow in the neurological determination of death (February 2007) PDF

Journal publications

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
May 13, 2019

Full report and recommendations 

  • International Guidelines for the Determination of Death – Phase I (May 2012) PDF

Journal publication

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
May 13, 2019

This first chapter of the Clinical Guide to Transfusion provides an overview of the blood system in Canada, the regulations and standards that are in place and the organizations and professionals that, together, ensure transfusion medicine safety for Canadian patients. 

Transfusion
Modified on: 
May 13, 2019

Author: Mindy Goldman, MD, FRCPC
Online publication date: March 2012, updated July 2018

Transfusion
Modified on: 
May 10, 2019

National Organ and Tissue Donation & Transplantation (OTDT) Data Working Groups were created to establish standardized data sets to align information collected and reported across the country. The deceased donation minimum dataset provides a standardized Canadian approach to guide the collection of data which will lead to comparable metrics and is the next step in guiding and informing performance improvement.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
May 10, 2019

The following data sets and reports are related to organ and tissue transplantation in Canada.

Organs and Tissues
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May 9, 2019

Increasing tissue donation in deaths occurring out of hospital

Welcome to the Canadian Blood Services continuing education registration page

Our OnPoint education portal now offers the following course: Increasing Tissue Donation in Deaths Occurring Out of Hospital

To register, click here. Once registered, you will receive a link to the course portal.  

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Apr 26, 2019

The following videos were recorded in partnership with Trillium Gift of Life Network and the Canadian National Transplant Research Program at The Canadian Critical Care Forum between November 6 to 9, 2018. 


Presentation: Threats to the Concept of Brain Death

Presenter: Dr. Brian Kavanagh

Organs and Tissues
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Apr 17, 2019

Anti-Le, commonly anti-Lea, Leb, or Leab, are antibodies directed to antigens of the Lewis blood group system. The Lewis antigens are glycoproteins that are found on the surface of many cells and secreted in various body fluids. As such, Lewis, along with ABO and H are sometimes referred to as “histo-blood groups,” given the fact they are present on many different tissue types.

Transfusion
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Apr 16, 2019

Anti-Kpa is an antibody directed to an antigen of the Kell blood group system. The Kell antigens are located on the red blood cell transmembrane glycoprotein known as CD238, and consist of a large group of 35 antigens. Some of these antigens are highly immunogenic, and after the ABO and Rh blood group systems, they are the most common immunogenic group for red blood cells. However, Anti-Kpa itself is extremely rare.

Transfusion

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