Alberta has historically lagged behind other provinces in organ donation rates but, according to the latest data (2015), it’s starting to close the gap. There were 70 deceased donors in Alberta in 2016 — the most on record for a single year.

Talk to your family about your wishes. 
Register now to be an organ donor. Heroes aren’t made – they’re registered!

https://myhealth.alberta.ca/pages/otdrhome.aspx

Become a Living Donor in Alberta

The Living Donor Services Program – Edmonton
Toll-free: 1-866-253-6833
Phone: 780-407-8698
Email:livingdonors@albertahealthservices.ca

Southern Alberta Transplant Program – Calgary
Phone: 403-944-4635

Paired Donor Exchange (Canada-wide)

https://blood.ca/en/organs-tissues/becoming-live-kidney-donor

 

If you have questions, want more information about organ donation, or want to get more involved, you can also contact your local Kidney Foundation Branch and ask to speak with someone about organ donation.

 

The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Southern Alberta Branch         

6007 1A Street SW
Calgary, AB T2H 0G5
Tel: 403 255 6108
Toll Free: 1 800 268 1177

jill.goth@kidneyfoundation.ab.ca

www.kidney.ca/sab

The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Northern Alberta and The Territories Branch
202-11227 Jasper Avenue N.W.
Edmonton, AB  T5K 0L5

Tel: 780.451.6900
Toll Free: 1.800.461.9063

molly.diamond@kidney.ab.ca

www.kidney.ab.ca


National Organ Donation Data Sources

The Kidney Foundation of Canada
www.kidney.ca
The Kidney Foundation of Canada: Facing the Facts
https://www.kidney.ca/facing-the-facts

Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)
https://www.cihi.ca/en/canadian-organ-replacement-register-2016
Public Summary, March 2016
https://www.cihi.ca/sites/default/files/document/corr_2016_publicsummary_en.pdf

Canadian Blood Services
https://blood.ca/en/organs-tissues
Canadian Blood Services – System Progress Report 2006 to 2015
LINK: https://blood.ca/sites/default/files/ODT_Report.pdf
Data sources: Compiled information from CIHI, validated data from key experts

Key Research Articles
CIHI – e-Statistics On Organ Transplants, Waiting Lists And Donor
LINK: https://www.cihi.ca/en/e-statistics-on-organ-transplants-waiting-lists-and-donors
Data sources: Compiles information from the 9 organ procurement organizations

The Canadian Organ Replacement Register (CORR)
LINK: https://www.cihi.ca/en/corr-annual-statistics-2017
Data sources: organ procurement organizations, dialysis centers, hospitals
Research article on the above: Kim et al. 2014 Organ donation and transplantation in Canada: insights from the Canadian Organ Replacement Register
https://cjkhd.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40697-014-0031-8

Canadian Blood Services – System Progress Report 2006 to 2015
LINK: https://blood.ca/sites/default/files/ODT_Report.pdf
Data sources: Compiled information from CIHI, validated data from key experts

Scientific Studies on Organ Donor Wait Times
Tonelli M, Klarenbach S, Manns B et al. Residence location and likelihood of kidney transplantation. CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association Journal2006; 175: 478–482.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1550764/
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Zaltzman JS. Kidney transplantation in Canada: unequal access. CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association Journal2006; 175: 489.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1550746/