Reporting Foreign Transplants to CORR (Ones Performed Out of Country)

Background

The Canadian Organ Replacement Register (CORR) was originally designed to capture information on

  • Transplants performed in Canadian hospitals;
  • Patients being followed in Canadian transplant hospitals; and
  • Clinics and donors matched to these transplants.

CORR does capture data on some out-of-country transplants when these procedures are reported using the CORR Transplant Recipient Outcome Form. This bulletin describes the process for reporting foreign transplants — those that were performed out of country — so these procedures can be consistently and completely reported to CORR.

How to Capture Foreign Transplants

The steps below describe how to submit transplant data for a patient who presents at a transplant clinic for treatment after a transplant that was performed out of country.

Step 1: Capture data and complete the Transplant Recipient Outcome Form (specific to organ type).

  • Complete this form the same way you would for any other patient who had a transplant performed at a Canadian hospital
  • In the Transplant Hospital field, enter "88888" to indicate an out-of-country hospital.

Step 2: Capture data and complete the Transplant Recipient Registration Form (specific to organ type).

  • As the facility currently providing care to the patient, complete this form on behalf of the foreign facility (because foreign facilities do not submit data to CORR).
  • The patient should be able to provide verifiable documentation or information related to the transplant procedure. Information obtained through personal communication with the transplanting centre, either written or verbal, or clear contact with the transplanting centre can be considered verifiable.
  • In the Transplant Hospital field, enter "88888" to indicate an out-of-country hospital.

Step 3: Capture data and complete the Donor Profile Form (living or deceased).

  • As the facility currently providing care to the patient, complete this form on behalf of the foreign facility or organ procurement organization (because foreign facilities/organizations do not submit data to CORR).
  • The patient should be able to provide verifiable documentation or information related to the transplant procedure. Information obtained through personal communication with the transplanting centre, either written or verbal, or clear contact with the transplanting centre can be considered verifiable.
  • On the Deceased Donor Profile Form, in the Donor Information section, select option "99" for the Organ Procurement Organization/Transplant Hospital field and include the transplant country in the Other field.
  • On the Living Donor Profile Form, in the Donor Information section, include the transplant country in the Specify country field after entering "88888" in the Transplant hospital field.
  • If no donor information is available and therefore a donor profile form cannot be completed, select option "98 Unknown out-of-country transplant" in the Donor Profile section of the Transplant Recipient Registration Form.

Please note that as of the 2015 data year, all forms must be submitted electronically (e.g., using the CORR Web-Entry Data Form).

Questions?

If you have questions related to this bulletin or would like additional information, contact the CORR team at corr@cihi.ca.