Media release: Organ donations continue to fall short of meeting demand
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 2005 and 2014.
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Organ transplants by the numbers
2,433 solid organs were transplanted in Canada in 2014:
- Kidneys: 1,430
- Livers: 537
- Lungs: 226
- Hearts: 161
- Pancreases: 79
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 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 2014, there were 35,281 Canadians (excluding Quebec) living with ESKD — 20,690 on dialysis and 14,591 living with a functioning kidney transplant.
Take a closer look at present trends and provincial breakdowns for kidney transplant recipients (adult and pediatric), patients on waiting lists and patient outcomes. In 2014, there were 1,430 kidneys transplanted, including simultaneous kidney–pancreas transplants, an increase of 29% since 2005.
Examine trends and provincial breakdowns for liver transplant recipients, patients on waiting lists and patient outcomes. In 2014, there were 6,146 patients in Canada living with a transplanted liver.
Explore trends and provincial breakdowns for heart transplant recipients, patients on waiting lists and patient outcomes. In 2014, there were 2,590 Canadians living with a heart transplant.
There were 1,631 Canadians living with a transplanted lung in 2014. Take a look at trends and provincial breakdowns for lung transplant recipients, patients on waiting lists and patient outcomes.
Trends for pancreas and islet cell transplant recipients, patients on waiting lists and patient outcomes are examined. There were 153 individuals on the waiting list for a pancreas transplant in 2014.
Get a breakdown of intestinal transplant types for the decades spanning 1995 to 2004 and 2005 to 2014.
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 2014, there were 553 living donors and 592 deceased donors.
Get an overview of the following topics that supplement the tables and figures:
- Canadian Organ Replacement Register board of directors
- Listing of Canadian transplant hospitals, renal programs and independent health facilities providing dialysis to chronic renal failure patients as reported to CORR
- Listing of Canadian organ procurement organizations
- Glossary and acronyms
- Analytical methods
- Primary diagnoses captured by CORR
The past 5 years of CORR reports are available.