Organ Transplant Safety Network – Newsletter

During the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Transplantation, Health Canada (HC) hosted a workshop about monitoring the safety of organs for transplantation in Canada. Participants in the workshop suggested the creation of a Canadian network to share organ transplant safety information (report available at http://www.cst-transplant.ca/resources-for-health-professionals.html).

In the second issue of the OTSN Newsletter, we will cover some recent developments in organ transplant safety:
1) A Canadian Survey on using Increased Infectious Risk Donors
2) Recent legislation in the United States on the use of HIV positive organs to HIV positive donors.
3) Case of a Pseudomonas transmission to two kidney recipients.

For further information on adverse event reporting contact the Canada Vigilance Program [canadavigilance@hc-sc.gc.ca]. For more information on the OTSN, or to get on the mailout list, contact Dr. Deepali Kumar [deepali.kumar@uhn.ca]

 

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