Canadian Blood Services: We’re getting better
In his recent piece in iPolitics, Wayne Kondro correctly indicates that organ donation and transplant performance in Canada continue to lag well behind other countries. While we have seen some improvements — as noted in the recent Canadian Organ Replacement Register (CORR) annual report — we agree more work needs to be done to meet the needs of patients.
Kondro argues that in Canada, the solution has simply been more study. This is not the case. In fact, improvements have been evolving for some years now — in part since Canadian Blood Services received its mandate for organs and tissues in 2008.
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Angela White, St. Paul's Hospital Volunteer