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Organ Donation in Canada: Report For the Standing Committee On Health

2018 Federal Report of the Standing Committee On Health. The Committee agrees with witnesses that the federal government has a leadership role to play in strengthening Canada’s organ donation and transplantation system in these areas. It also believes that a more accessible and equitable organ donation and transplantation system in Canada requires closer collaboration between federal,
provincial and territorial governments. Read the full report and its recommendations.

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Calgary Man Who Purchased Billboards Across Alberta Has Found a Donor

Given that median wait-times for transplantation is 4 years, in recent years patients and their families have resorted to public calls to find an organ donor. In Calgary, AB, A Calgary shop teacher who bought billboards across the province in search of a living kidney donor has finally found a match.

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Edmonton Researchers Tackle Limited Organ Donor Pool by Helping Lungs Breathe Outside the Body

Two researchers at the University of Alberta’s medical school have developed technology that helps lungs breathe outside the body to prolong their life in a bid to revolutionize organ donation worldwide.

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Cardio-Circulatory Death (DCD) Boosted Organ Donation in Alberta

Neurologically determined deaths, or NDD, were the only way organs could be procured in Canada prior to 2006, when the DCD method was introduced in Ontario.
The new method was adopted at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton in 2009 but didn’t start happening in Calgary’s Foothills hospital until March 2016.

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Manitoba Organ Donors Increase in 2018

Transplant Manitoba said more than 11,400 Manitobans registered their intent to be organ and tissue donors in 2018, the highest ever recorded in the province. By comparison, the second largest…

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