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Sasha Rice, CTBS

Sasha Rice, CTBS

Manager, Tissue Recovery

Sasha Rice is the Tissue Recovery Manager, at Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN). Sasha’s educational background is in Biotechnology and Public Health. Prior to working in tissue donation, Sasha worked in the private sector for 6 years at a biotechnology company that developed diagnostic tests for genetic and infectious diseases. She specialized in Bio-Safety and led the launch of the Biosafety Level 2 program at her previous employer. Sasha began working at TGLN just over 7 years ago, she has held various positions at TGLN, including front-line clinical tissue donation and recovery roles, then moving to supervisory/managerial roles in the last 4 years. She has worked on a number of system and process improvement initiatives at TGLN which include implementation of in situ cornea recovery and led the implementation of Ontario's consolidated multi tissue recovery program.

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    This presentation will explain the collaboration process and system established for international tissue recovery training, its effectiveness and lessons learned. In 2013, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care wanted an integrated and effective tissue donation, banking, and transplant system for Ontario, and in 2017 tissue recovery was consolidated under Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN). The leadership team at TGLN had to develop a process to train all their recovery staff, this proved difficult due to very low donor numbers. TGLN decided that outsourcing training to an American OPO with higher donor numbers would be the most practical option for training and to learn best practices. LifeGift learned of the training opportunity and was selected as the OPO to train the TGLN recovery staff.