This report draws on data from the Canadian Organ Replacement Register (CORR),—a pan-Canadian information system for organ failure in Canada. The report examines dialysis, organ transplantation and donation characteristics, trends and patient outcomes in Canada during the decade 2004 to 2013.
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Organ transplants by the numbers
2,432 solid organs were transplanted in Canada in 2013:
- Kidneys: 1,419
- Livers: 509
- Lungs: 247
- Hearts: 192
- Pancreas: 65
Data tables and Quick Stats
View summary-level data on end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) and transplants in Canada. Pre-formatted and interactive Quick Stats tables on these topics are also available.
These comprehensive slide decks of reusable graphs (including footnotes in the Notes section) have been developed for use in your own presentations.
Read our report by chapter
Chapter 1: Introduction
This chapter provides information about data sources, data completeness, data quality, report organization and more.
Chapter 2: Renal Replacement Therapy for End-Stage Kidney Disease
This chapter presents trends for end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) patients who are newly diagnosed each year (incidence), patients being treated at a given point in time (prevalence), patient outcomes (survival), and kidney transplants (adult and pediatric).
Chapter 3: Liver Transplantation
This chapter presents trends and provincial breakdowns for liver transplant recipients, patients on waiting lists and patient outcomes. In 2013, there were 5,833 patients in Canada living with a transplanted liver.
Chapter 4: Heart Transplantation
This chapter presents trends and provincial breakdowns for heart transplant recipients, patients on waiting lists and patient outcomes. In 2013, there were 2,611 Canadians living with a heart transplant.
Chapter 5: Lung Transplantation
This chapter presents trends and provincial breakdowns for lung transplant recipients, patients on waiting lists and patient outcomes. There were 1,524 Canadians living with a transplanted lung in 2013.
Chapter 6: Pancreas Transplantation
This chapter presents trends for pancreas and islet cell transplant recipients, patients on waiting lists and patient outcomes. There were 177 individuals on the waiting list for a pancreas transplant in 2013.
Chapter 7: Intestinal Transplantation
This chapter presents a breakdown of intestinal transplant types for the decades spanning 1994 to 2003 and 2004 to 2013.
Chapter 8: Donors
This chapter takes a closer look at donors, both living and deceased, trends over the last decade, relationship to transplant recipients and donor rates across Canada. In 2013 living donors outnumbered deceased donors (588 versus 553).
Get an overview of the sampling methodology, response rate, coverage, weighting of results and significance testing.
Take a look at a listing of Canadian transplant hospitals, renal programs and independent health facilities providing dialysis to chronic renal failure patients as reported to CORR.
View a list of Canadian organ procurement organizations.
Take a look at commonly used terms and acronyms.