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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.

Chart books

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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Chapter 7: Intestinal Transplantation

This chapter presents a breakdown of intestinal transplant types for the decades spanning 1994 to 2003 and 2004 to 2013.

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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).

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More detail:

Analytical methods PDF

Get an overview of the sampling methodology, response rate, coverage, weighting of results and significance testing.

Listing of Canadian transplant hospitals, renal programs and independent health facilities PDF

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.

Listing of Canadian organ procurement organizations PDF

View a list of Canadian organ procurement organizations.

Glossary and commonly used acronyms PDF

Take a look at commonly used terms and acronyms.

Data Quality Documentation for Users: Canadian Organ Replacement Register, 2005 to 2014 Data

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