Query reference

PROC15 — Organ Donors

Sheet Name

Canadian Organ Replacement Register (CORR) — Organ Donors by Type, Sex and Province of Donor Identification, Canada, 2009 to 2018 (Number)

Data Source

Canadian Organ Replacement Register, Organ Donors, 2009 to 2018, Canadian Institute for Health Information.

Methodology Notes

Data from Quebec was not included for this table because of significant under-reporting.

Year refers to calendar year.

Province refers to the province of the hospital that identified the donor (for deceased donors) or to the hospital responsible for the transplant surgery (for living donors). New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador do not have transplant hospitals and are therefore not shown in the living donor statistics.

Data Quality Notes

CORR is a longitudinal database, following patients over time. Reporting centres may submit changes/updates for any particular year on an ongoing basis. As a result, data is subject to change and may differ from previously published reports.

This data comes from donor-level data provided by organ procurement organizations across the country. It may differ from the data provided in e-Statistics on Organ Transplants, Waiting Lists and Donors, a report that is based on aggregate counts provided annually by organ procurement organizations.

An overview of missing data can be found in Data Quality Documentation for Users: Canadian Organ Replacement Register, 2009 to 2018 Data.

Interpretation of Data

Deceased Organ Donor: A person for whom neurological death has been determined, consent has been obtained and organs are offered for transplantation. Neurological determination of death means that there is an irreversible absence of clinical neurological function as determined by definite clinical and/or neuroimaging evidence. Within CORR, deceased donors are defined as those donors who originated in Canada and who have had at least one solid organ used for transplantation. Solid organs that can be donated after death include hearts, livers, kidneys, pancreas, lungs, intestines and stomachs.

Living Organ Donor: A donor with a biological (related) and/or emotional (unrelated) relationship to the transplant recipient. Living donors most commonly donate one of their kidneys. A lobe of the liver, a lobe of the lung, or a segment of the pancreas or the intestine may also be donated by a living donor. At the time of this report, living pancreas and intestine transplants had not been performed in Canada.

1. For more information about CORR, please send an email to corr@cihi.ca.

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Last Updated: September 6, 2019