At the end of 2013, according to the latest data available from the Canadian Institute for Health Information, 4,433 patients across Canada were on waitlists to receive kidney, heart, lung, liver, pancreas or bowel transplants. The majority (3,382 patients) were waiting to receive kidney or simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplants.
During 2014–2015, the Canadian Transplant Registry and its interprovincial programs — developed and managed by Canadian Blood Services — facilitated and provided greater access to organ transplants, thanks to collaboration and funding from provincial and territorial governments, coordination among health-care partners and greater public awareness.
In 2014–2015 we received 850,218 blood donations at our permanent and mobile blood donor clinics. The whole blood we collect is then separated into red blood cells, plasma and platelets. Overall...
STEM CELL DONATIONS
The OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network, operated by Canadian Blood Services, had nearly 360,000 registrants at the end of March 2015. As the first collection and...
Drawing on our expertise in the area of organ and tissue donation and transplantation (OTDT), Canadian Blood Services is responsible for operating the Canadian Transplant Registry (CTR). A web-based resource hub for the entire country, the CTR provides critical real-time data and information through three programs for organ listing and sharing: the Kidney Paired Donation program, the National Organ Waitlist and the Highly Sensitized Patient program...