New data released by Canadian Blood Services and the Canadian Institute for Health Information highlights increase in donation rates
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Progress report shows a decade of national collaboration is working to save more lives
All provinces and territories now part of national program
Through remarkable advances in transplantation, organ donation saves and improves lives and is cost effective. However, Canada’s organ donation record is mediocre, with less than half the donation rates of leading countries. One-third of Canadians who need a transplant will never receive one.
The integration of donation physician specialists into hospital teams in Canada could help increase organ donations, states a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) http://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.130050