In 2008, Canadian Blood Services assumed a number of responsibilities related to organ and tissue donation and transplantation (OTDT). Much of this work takes the form of engaging OTDT professionals in the areas of leading practice, system design, system performance improvement and the development of three important organ registries. Some of this work is public facing in that the organization supports public awareness and education on matters related to OTDT.
The Canadian National Transplant Research Program (CNTRP) is a national research program designed to improve the lives of Canadians for whom transplantation offers a ‘second chance’ at health through trans-disciplinary collaborative research. The CNTRP develops new knowledge and health care practices to increase the availability of transplants for Canadians in need and improve longterm outcomes for patients receiving a transplant. .
Canadian Organ Replacement Register (CORR)
The Canadian Organ Replacement Register is the national information system on kidney and other organ failure and transplantation in Canada. Its mandate is to record and analyze the activity level and outcomes of vital organ transplantation and kidney dialysis activities.
CORR publishes the most recent national statistics on-line as well as a number of reports and slide presentations. You can download a free copy of the annual CORR Directory containing address and telephone numbers for dialysis and transplant hospitals as well as organ procurement organizations across Canada.
It is the purpose of the Canadian Society of Transplantation to provide leadership for the advancement of educational, scientific and clinical aspects of transplantation in Canada.
The Canadian Transplant Association is a charitable organization that includes transplant athletes and others who are committed to identifying and removing barriers to organ donation. The CTA encourages and motivates transplant recipients to maintain a healthy lifestyle by supporting athletic and other awareness events.
The Kidney Paired Donation (KPD) program, previously referred to as the Living Donor Paired Exchange (LDPE) Registry, is an innovative transplant possibility for patients across Canada with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). The KPD program provides a new chance for recipients who have an incompatible friend or family member who wants to donate a kidney. Now, this same incompatible pair can join the KPD program with other pairs in the same situation with the possibility of exchanging donors.
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