These statistics draw on data from the Canadian Organ Replacement Register (CORR) — a pan-Canadian information system for organ failure in Canada. The data tables and figures examine dialysis, organ transplantation and donation characteristics, trends and patient outcomes in Canada between 2007 and 2016.

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Organ transplants by the numbers

2,906 solid organs were transplanted in Canada in 2016:

  • Kidneys: 1,731
  • Livers: 579
  • Lungs: 302
  • Hearts: 202
  • Pancreases: 92

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.

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Renal replacement therapy (including dialysis and kidney transplantation) for end-stage kidney disease

Explore trends for end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) patients who are newly diagnosed (incidence), patients being treated at a given point in time (prevalence), patient outcomes (survival) and renal replacement therapies. At the end of 2016, there were 37,647 Canadians (excluding Quebec) living with ESKD — 21,986 on dialysis and 15,661 living with a functioning kidney transplant. In 2016, there were 1,731 kidneys transplanted, including simultaneous kidney–pancreas transplants, an increase of 33% since 2007.

View renal replacement therapy data tables XLS

Extra-renal organ transplantation (liver, heart, lung, pancreas, intestine)

Examine trends and provincial breakdowns for extra-renal organ transplant recipients, patients on waiting lists and patient outcomes. In 2016, there were

  • 5,340 patients in Canada (excluding Quebec) living with a transplanted liver
  • 2,064 Canadians (excluding Quebec) living with a heart transplant
  • 1,573 Canadians (excluding Quebec) living with a transplanted lung
  • 165 individuals on the waiting list for a pancreas transplant

View extra-renal organ transplantation data tables XLS

Organ donors

Take a closer look at donors, both living and deceased, trends over the last decade, relationships to transplant recipients and donor rates across Canada. In 2016, there were 544 living donors and 758 deceased donors.

View organ donor data tables XLS

More detail

Canadian Organ Replacement Register Methodological Notes and Supplementary Information  2007 to 2016

Get an overview of the following topics that supplement the tables and figures:

  • Canadian Organ Replacement Register board of directors
  • List of Canadian transplant hospitals, renal programs and independent health facilities providing dialysis to chronic renal failure patients as reported to CORR
  • List of Canadian organ procurement organizations
  • Glossary and acronyms
  • Analytical methods
  • Primary diagnoses captured by CORR

Data Quality Documentation for Users: Canadian Organ Replacement Register, 2007 to 2016 Data


The past 5 years of CORR reports are available.