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Indicator Metadata

NameOrgan Donors, by Donor Type, Sex and Province
Short/Other Names

Not applicable

DescriptionBreakdown of all persons in Canada who donated 1 or more organs used for transplantation, by donor type, sex and province
InterpretationTotal frequency counts can provide researchers, health care providers and the public with an idea of where solid organ donation stands in Canada
HSP Framework Dimension

Health System Outcomes: Improve health status of Canadians

Areas of Need

Not applicable

Geographic Coverage

Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia

Reporting Level/Disaggregation

National, Province/Territory, Breakdown by sex, breakdown by donor type

Indicator Results

CORR Organ Donors

Identifying Information
NameOrgan Donors, by Donor Type, Sex and Province
Short/Other Names

Not applicable

Indicator Description and Calculation
DescriptionBreakdown of all persons in Canada who donated 1 or more organs used for transplantation, by donor type, sex and province
Calculation: DescriptionCounts of donors are based on data submitted to the Canadian Organ Replacement Register (CORR) by each organ procurement organization (OPO) or hospital. A donor is defined as a person, living or deceased, who donates 1 or more organs that are used for transplantation. No adjustments or standardizations are made to the reported results. CORR collects data for the following solid organs: kidney, liver, heart, lung, pancreas (including islets) and intestine.
Calculation: Geographic Assignment

Place of service

Calculation: Type of Measurement

Number - Frequency total

Calculation: Adjustment Applied

None

Calculation: Method of Adjustment

Not applicable

Denominator

Description:
Not applicable
Inclusions:
Not applicable
Exclusions:
Not applicable

Numerator

Description:
The number and type of organ donor submitted to CORR by each OPO or hospital
Inclusions:
Deceased donors are donors who originated in Canada and who have had at least one organ used for transplantation. Living donors include donors with a biological (related) and/or emotional (unrelated) relationship to the transplant recipient, as well as donors with no relationship to the recipient.

Background, Interpretation and Benchmarks
Rationale

A major limiting factor for organ transplants is the availability of organ donors. Knowledge of the number of actual donors can inform strategies to increase organ donation and increase the conversion rate of potential donors to actual donors.

Interpretation

Total frequency counts can provide researchers, health care providers and the public with an idea of where solid organ donation stands in Canada

HSP Framework Dimension

Health System Outcomes: Improve health status of Canadians

Areas of Need

Not applicable

Targets/Benchmarks

Not applicable

References

Not applicable

Availability of Data Sources and Results
Data Sources

CORR

Available Data Years

Type of Year:
Calendar
First Available Year:
2006
Last Available Year:
2015

Geographic Coverage

Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia

Reporting Level/Disaggregation

National, Province/Territory, Breakdown by sex, breakdown by donor type

Result Updates
Update Frequency

Every year

Indicator Results

Web Tool:
Quick Stats
URL:
CORR Organ Donors

Updates

Not applicable

Quality Statement
Caveats and Limitations

Data from Quebec was not included for this table because of significant under-reporting.

Province refers to the province of the hospital that identified the donor (for deceased donors) or to the hospital responsible for the transplant surgery (for living donors). Users should note the distinction between province of treatment, which generally reflects service availability, and province of patient residence. New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador do not have transplant hospitals and are therefore not shown in living donor statistics. A complete list of programs submitting donor data is available in Table 4 of Data Quality Documentation for Users: Canadian Organ Replacement Register, 2006 to 2015 Data.

CORR is a longitudinal database, following patients over time. Reporting centres may submit changes/updates for any particular year on an ongoing basis. As a result, data is subject to change and may differ from previously published reports.

This data comes from donor-level data provided by organ procurement organizations and hospitals across the country. It may differ from the data provided in e-Statistics on Organ Transplants, Waiting Lists and Donors, a report that is based on aggregate counts provided by organ procurement organizations.

Trending Issues

An overview of data quality issues can be found in Data Quality Documentation for Users: Canadian Organ Replacement Register, 2006 to 2015 Data.

Comments

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