Dr. Maureen Meade is a Critical Care consultant in the NeuroTrauma intensive care units at Hamilton Health Sciences and a Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics at McMaster University. She is also a Hospital Donation Physician of the Trillium Gift of Life Network of Ontario. Dr. Meade recently launched a program of research in deceased organ donation, Canada-DONATE. Central to this research is a national prospective observational study of deceased donation practices at high-volume donation institutions across Canada. The purpose is to build a national research platform that will support future clinical trials and address various pragmatic, methodologic and ethical challenges unique to research in this field.