Recent Updates

Modified on: 
Sep 11, 2020

Six hundred and fifty donations facilitated through the Highly Sensitized Patient program

Sept. 11, 2020

We are pleased to share the news of an exciting milestone for the Highly Sensitized Patient program.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Aug 27, 2020

Building upon the success of the interprovincial sharing of kidneys for highly sensitized patients, and guided by Canada's heart transplantation community, Canadian Blood Services is now developing the technology that supports the approved national Heart sharing policies that will streamline and propel heart allocation and transplantation in Canada in to the future.  

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Aug 19, 2020

Blood is a resource that must be carefully managed to ensure that each donation is used to provide the best possible benefit to patients. Blood operators are responsible for providing a safe, secure and cost-effective supply of blood components, products, and services. Effective inventory management is the collective responsibility of all blood system stakeholders.

Adherence to system-wide inventory management best practices can optimize donor collections, component manufacturing, and the inventory that a blood supplier and a hospital needs to keep on hand to meet patient needs, and contribute to minimizing component outdate rates.

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Aug 14, 2020

We are pleased to present the eighth annual report describing transmissible blood-borne infection surveillance. High quality and timely surveillance is central to the safety of the blood supply. This includes monitoring of transmissible disease markers that the blood is tested for (including bacteria) and investigation of any reports of possible transfusion transmission, as well as a horizon scan for any new pathogens that may pose a risk.

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Aug 14, 2020

This repository aims to support Canadian transfusion medicine health care professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be updated regularly as new information is available. In addition, the public and donors can learn more about how Canadian Blood Services is responding to COVID-19 by visiting blood.ca/covid-19.

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Aug 13, 2020

Developed by Canadian Blood Services, the Canadian Transplant Registry (CTR) is the technology that will operationalize the IPOS Heart policies. The CTR is an easily accessible online website for Organ Donation Organizations, laboratories, and transplant hospitals to manage patients, donors, organ offers and transplant outcomes. The CTR will apply a standardized matching and ranking algorithm to optimize transplant success factors for those hard to match and/or medically urgent heart patients.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Aug 13, 2020

The Liver Transplant Advisory Committee (LTAC) advises on inter-provincial operational and clinical policies, standards of practice and evidence-based practice with respect to liver listing and allocation.

Members

Organization

Dr. Susan Gilmour (Chair)

Alberta Health Services

Stollery Children's Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Aug 13, 2020

The Lung Transplant Advisory Committee (LuTAC) advises on inter-provincial operational and clinical policies, standards of practice and evidence-based practice with respect to lung transplantation.

Members

Title and Organization

Dr. Dale Lien

(Chair)

Program Director, Lung Transplant Program

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Aug 13, 2020

The Donation and Transplant Administrators Advisory Committee (DTAAC) identifies and provides end-to-end operational, financial and policy advice to inform the development of nationally mandated initiatives to allow issues to be addressed and all requirements gathered in advance of the full development and roll-out with donation and transplant programs participating in interprovincial activities.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Aug 13, 2020

The Deceased Donation Advisory Committee (DDAC) provides expert advice on issues relating to the donation of organs from deceased donors, towards the further advancement of deceased donation in Canada.

Members Title and Organization
Dr. Saneef (Sonny) Dhanani, Chair

Pediatric Intensivist, Pediatric Critical Care 

Organs and Tissues

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