Saskatchewan’s rate of organ and tissue donation is low compared to the rest of Canada and to many developed countries.  There were 11 deceased donors in the province during 2015, from a population of slightly more than one million.

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

https://www.saskhealthauthority.ca/Services-Locations/organ-tissue-donation/Pages/Home.aspx

Note: In Saskatchewan, organ and tissue will not be donated without your family or next-of-kin’s consent. Talk to your family about your decision to donate.

Become a Living Donor in Saskatchewan

 

The Saskatchewan Health Authority Donation Program
Inquiries about deceased donation to:
1-306-655-0593
SHA.donationprogram@saskhealthauthority.ca

 

The Saskatchewan Transplant Program
All transplants as well as living kidney donation inquiries to:
1-306-655-5054 (Saskatoon)
SHAlivingdonation@saskhealthauthority.ca

Kidney Health Centre
1-306-766-6477 (Regina)
SHAlivingdonation@saskhealthauthority.ca

 

Paired Donor Exchange (Canada-wide)
https://blood.ca/en/organs-issues/living-donation/kidney-paired-donation-program

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, Saskatchewan Branch

1-2217 Hanselman Court
Saskatoon SK S7L 6A8
Tel.: 1 (306) 664-8588
1 (888) 664-8588 (in SK only)
1 (844) 664-8588 (Canada & US)
Suzanna.daprile@kidney.ca

www.kidney.ca/saskatchewan


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/