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A community of practice for donor coordinators who support deceased donation

In 2020, Canadian Blood Services established a national Donor Coordinator Network. This national community of practice aims to support donor coordinators in offering deceased donation as a standard component of end-of-life care by continuing to:

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COVID-19 has impacted donation and transplantation in Canada.  New measures are being taken to minimize exposure to and transmission of the virus and to protect donors and transplant recipients. The Kidney Transplant Advisory Committee (KTAC) and the Living Donation Advisory Committee (LDAC) have recommended that to minimize potential exposure of living donors to COVID-19 they should not be required to use public transportation such as trains and planes to travel to the recipient’s centre to donate their kidney.

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This chapter focuses on preoperative autologous donation (PAD). PAD refers to the donation of blood by a patient for their own future use; generally, this is for a scheduled elective surgery. The top three procedures associated with a request for a PAD are total hip replacement, total knee replacement and hysterectomy.1

There are other types of autologous blood use (e.g., acute normovolemic hemodilution and intraoperative and postoperative blood salvage) which are not discussed in this chapter.

Autologous and directed donations should be confined to circumstances of rare blood types2 or plasma protein deficiencies in which allogeneic blood components may not meet patient needs. In all other cases, allogeneic blood transfusions are a safe option. See Chapter 13 of this Guide for more information on directed donations for neonatal and pediatric transfusion.

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Authors: Aditi Khandelwal, MDCM, FRCPC; Sandra Ramirez-Arcos, MSc, PhD; and Mark Bigham, MD, MHSc, FRCPC
Publication date: March 2021
Primary target audiences: Medical laboratory technologists (MLTs) in a hospital laboratory, transfusion medicine physicians

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Authors:  Jacob Pendergrast, B.A., B.Sc., MD, FRCPC; Donald Branch, B.Sc., MT (ASCP), PhD
Date of publication: July 2020

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