From Bench to Bedside in Organ Transplantation: How Canadian labs have made all the difference Webinar
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This webinar will provide an overview of the policy development and national standardization required to provide national organ transplantation services related to the Canadian Transplant Registry operated by Canadian Blood Services. These services include a national HLA Advisory Committee that oversees proficiency and methodology as well as two programs (Highly Sensitized Patient and Kidney Paired Donation) that provide transplant opportunities for disadvantaged groups of patients requiring a kidney transplant. The impact of laboratory and science advancements and their impact on the delivery of patient care will be highlighted.

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At the end of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Explain services provided by Canadian Blood Services related to organ transplantation
  • List areas where laboratory services intersect with organ transplantation
  • Understand the impact of HLA laboratory standardization on national services


Speaker: Christina Parsons, BSc MLS, MLT

Christina Parsons has worked in the area of organ and tissue donation and transplantation for over 20 years. She has her Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science from the University of Alberta. She is fortunate to use her laboratory background and front-line experience to support Canadian Blood Services in supporting the donation and transplantation community in Canada.

Recorded: May 26, 2019


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CPS credits: 0.75

*Note: PEP hours and/or CPS credits will only be awarded upon successful completion of the quiz.

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