The Canadian Organ Replacement Register (CORR) is a national database that provides statistics to track long-term trends for
- Dialysis activity
- Organ transplantation
- Organ donation
- Wait list statistics
Find out more about organ transplants, organ donations and dialysis, including reports and analyses based on CORR data.
CORR collects data from provincial programs, participating dialysis centres, transplant centres and organ procurement organizations in Canada.
The data is collected and reported on a calendar-year basis (January 1 to December 31). This is consistent with the practice in other international registries that report on end-stage organ failure.
As a result, international comparison reporting is possible.
Patients are tracked from the first treatment stage (dialysis or transplantation) to the time of death, unless they are lost to follow-up.
Only treatments provided in Canada are included in CORR reports. CORR also captures data about patients transferred outside of Canada when those facilities report the transfers. This makes it possible to record continuity of care.
Information on organ donors is linked to information about those who receive the organs.
Data from 1981 to 2018 is available on request.
- Most recent year: 2018
- Next release: 2019 (September 2020)
- Historical series: 1981 to 2017
For data from 1981 to 2018, please complete a data request form.
CORR uses a custom coding system for diagnoses. This system was adapted from other renal registries and is based on input from the CORR advisory board.
The system allows detailed clinical information relevant to chronic organ failure to be captured and analyzed.
These coding systems match those used in various European dialysis/transplant registries to help facilitate international comparisons.
Data elements are collected for the following:
- Patient-specific treatment and outcome data on chronic kidney failure patients receiving renal replacement therapy in Canada, including
- Patient demographics
- Risk factors
- Annual clinical monitoring
- Follow-up, including graft failures
- Organ transplantation data, including
- Number, type and outcome of vital organ transplants
- Number of living and cadaveric organ donors
- Number of patients on the transplant waiting list
CORR data elements are available for purchase through eStore.
CIHI ensures that the quality of the information in our data holdings is suited to its intended uses and that data users are provided with accurate information about data quality.
Read more about our Data and Information Quality Program.
CORR data quality documentation can be found here: