The CDTRP has prepared Fast Fact documents on the following topics

Evusheld and Transplant Recipients

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Current Issues for Living Organ Donation

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Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) and Organ Donation

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Opt-Out Systems of Organ Donation

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Transplant Listing and Allocation – Alcohol Abstinence

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Death Determination

(To be updated)

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Consent Models

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Data Collection and Public Reporting

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Mandatory Referral

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For more detailed information on the Fast Facts, download the Reference Documents Below

Current Issues for Living Organ Donation

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Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) and Organ Donation

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Opt-Out Systems of Organ Donation

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Transplant Listing and Allocation – Alcohol Abstinence

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Big Data and Machine Learning in ODT

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Non-Therapeutic Intensive Care for Organ Donation

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Organ Donation and Transplantation and COVID-19

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Organ donor rate

Canada’s deceased donor rate in 2020 was 19.2 donors per million population. Although this represents a 12% decrease compared with 2019 (most likely due to the pandemic), it is a 28% increase since 2011.*

Canada’s living donor rate in 2020 was 12.9 donors per million population. This is a 21% decrease from 2019 (most likely due to the pandemic) and is the lowest rate in the last 10 years.*

Procedures

A total of 2,594 solid organ transplants were performed in Canada in 2020. This is a decrease of 14% since 2019 (most likely due to the pandemic) but an overall increase of 22% since 2011.*

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Waiting list

At the end of 2018, there were 4,351 people on a waiting list for an organ transplant, including 2,890 who were active on the list.*

*Canadian Institute for Health Information: Organ replacement in Canada: CORR annual statistics. For more information visit www.cihi.ca.