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Friday, September 9, 2016

Thousands of Canadians still waiting for organ transplants

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The number of people donating organs is increasing, especially in British Columbia, but thousands are still on the waiting list to receive one of those organs.

British Columbia is leading the way when it comes to deceased and living organ donors, followed by Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia. The numbers increased by 42 per cent, or 460 in 2006 to 651 in 2015.

These numbers are from a newly released study by the Canadian Blood Services, the Canadian Organ Donation and Transplant Network. The report called The Organ Donation and Transplantation in Canada: System Progress Report 2006-2015 details the most up-to-date statistics on national organ donations.

Canada is getting closer to its performance goals, but evidence shows that Canada can do even better.

Between 2006 and 2015, the number of transplants increased by 23 per cent. Even with that increase, Canada still has a shortage of organs with approximately 4,600 patients still waiting. Continue reading
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