RE/MAX of Western Canada is proud to support National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week every April. With the continued support of RE/MAX of Western Canada and other organizations helping spread the word on the need for organ donors, we can help increase the number of donors across Western Canada.
THE STORY OF PAUL AND KEN,
AND BEHIND OUR INVOLVEMENT
- 2,930 transplant procedures were performed in 2017 — 95 more than the previous year.
- In 2017, there were 803 deceased organ donors in Canada — 43 more than in 2016. In addition, there were 535 living organ donors — 9 less than in 2016.
- Canada still has a shortage of organs, with 4,333 patients waiting for transplants.
- In 2017, 242 Canadians died while waiting for an organ transplant.
Over the last 10 years, the number of Canadians living with ESKD increased 35%, with more than 38,800 (excluding Quebec) living with the disease. In 2017, there were 1,771 kidney transplants performed in the country. At the end of the year, 3,253 Canadians were waiting for a kidney transplant.
To become an organ donor in your province, find the link below.
Alberta Health Organ and Tissue Donation Registry
Saskatchewan Health Authority Donation Program
Saskatchewan Health Authority Media Relations
Transplant Manitoba – Gift of Life