Canadian Organ Donation & Transplant Organizations

Canadian Society of Transplantation 
The Canadian Society of Transplantation is the organization of professionals dedicated to leading, advancing, and advocating for patient care, research, and education in donation and transplantation in Canada.

Canadian Transplantation Association
The Canadian Transplant Association,(CTA), is a registered charitable organization founded in 1987 to enrich and celebrate life while promoting organ and tissue donation. 

Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN) 
Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN) is a not-for-profit agency of the Government of Ontario. TGLN plans, promotes, coordinates and supports organ and tissue donation and transplantation across Ontario

Atlantic Transplant Program
Located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Atlantic Transplant Program serves the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland. The Program also administers an organ donor registry for residents of Nova Scotia.

Transplant Quebec
By providing leadership, Transplant Québec will be able to rally the system’s driving forces to achieve better outcomes for people awaiting a transplant.

Transplant Manitoba
Transplant Manitoba is comprised of five programs that manage pre- and post-transplant patients, and Gift of Life, the program that coordinates organ donation in Manitoba.

Alberta Organ and Tissue Donation Registry 
An exciting first for Albertans! You can now sign up to be an organ and/or tissue donoron

Saskatchewan Transplant Program
In Saskatchewan, adults can indicate their desire to be an organ and tissue donor by placing an orange "organ and tissue donor" sticker on their Saskatchewan health services card. 

Canadian Blood Services (CBS)
Canadian Blood Services supports Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation in the areas of Leading Practices and Public Awareness and Education; the operation of patient registries and collaborating with the Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation community  to improve its performance in Canada. 


An international initiative to alleviate the organ shortage.

International Pediatric Transplant Association (IPTA)
The International Pediatric Transplant Association (IPTA) is a professional organization of individuals in the field of pediatric transplantation. The purpose of the Association is to advance the science and practice of pediatric transplantation worldwide in order to improve the health of all children who require such treatment. IPTA is dedicated to promoting technical and scientific advances in pediatric transplantation and to advocating for the rights of all children who need transplantation.

Organ Donor Registry (Australia)
Australia's Organ Donor Registry.

University of Michigan Transplant Centre
A resource of transplant information offered by the University of Michigan Medical Center.

United Network for Organ Sharing (U.N.O.S.)
UNOS members include every transplant program, organ procurement organization and tissue typing laboratory in the United States. This site is an excellent transplant resource.

United States Renal Data System (USRDS) 
The United States Renal Data System is a national data system which collects, analyzes, and distributes information about end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the United States.

The Eye Bank of BC
The Eye Bank of British Columbia is a provincial agency whose mandate is to procure, process, and distribute ocular tissue within the province.

Patient Resources

BC Human Tissue Gift Act
A transplant from one living human body to another living human body may be done in accordance with this Act, but not otherwise.

Canadian Institue for Health Information
The e-Statistics on organ transplants, waiting lists and donors.

British Columbia Lung Association
The Canadian Lung Association is the umbrella group for the ten provincial Lung Associations. It provides the focus for helping all Canadians to enjoy clean air and have healthy lungs.

BC Renal Agency
The Renal Agency seeks to improve the health of British Columbians through the development, ongoing monitoring, and dissemination of comprehensive investigative and treatment programs for patients with end-stage renal disease.

Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation works to provide a brighter future for every child born with CF. Through its research and clinical programs, the Foundation helps to provide outstanding care for affected individuals, while pursuing the quest of a cure or control for the disease.
(Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: Vancouver Division) 

Canadian Diabetes Association: B.C./Yukon Division
The Canadian Diabetes Association's mission is to promote the health of Canadians through diabetes research, education, service and advocacy.

Canadian Liver Foundation
The Canadian Liver Foundation's mandate is "to reduce the incidence and impact of all liver diseases". The Foundation provides support for research and education into the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of liver disease.

David Foster Foundation
The David Foster Foundation was established in 1986 as a means to help the families of children needing organ transplants. The Foundation provides funding for non-medical expenses throughout the procedure, from initial assessments to postoperative check-ups.

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
The mission of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada is to further the study, prevention and reduction of disability and death from heart disease and stroke through research, education and the promotion of healthy lifestyles.
Heart and Stroke Foundation of British Columbia and Yukon

Kidney Foundation of Canada
The Kidney Foundation of Canada is a national, volunteer organization dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of people living with kidney disease. This page contains news and information about the Foundation and its many Divisions and Branches across the country.
Kidney Foundation of Canada ,B.C. Branch

Kidney & Urology Foundation of America
The Kidney & Urology Foundation of America is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping people avoid the debilitating effects of kidney and urologic diseases.

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA)
The PHSA is accountable for managing the quality, coordination, accessibility and cost of selected province wide health-care programs and services.

MedicAlert and the BC Transplant Society have partnered to increase public awareness of the advantages and availability of MedicAlert services, and to promote organ and tissue donation to MedicAlert members.

Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)
The CIHI collects, processes and maintains a comprehensive and growing number of health databases and registries, covering health human resources, health services and health expenditures.

Centre for Disease Control
CDC's comprehensive web page full of general information, data and statistics.

Health Canada
An excellent source of information regarding Canada's national health-care system.

World Health Organization (WHO)
This page outlines the vast worldwide programs and activities of the World Health Organization.