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Health > Transplants > Total: Countries Compared

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

Author: Ian Graham, Staff Editor

The number of Canadians receiving organ transplants rose from 1,473 in 1994 to 1,795 in 2003, says the Canadian Institute for Health Information. <p>The rate of organ donations from deceased patients in 2004 was 13.1 per million Canadians. Approximately 75 percent of transplanted organs in 2003 came from dead donors, compared to 86 percent in 1994. The average age of dead donors rose from 36 to 43, and the percentage of donors over 55 increased from 17 to 30. An average of 3.7 organs were collected from each donor, up from 3.5 in 1994. <p>There were 14.7 living donors per million people in 2004 and 41 percent of kidneys transplanted were from living donors. <p>There were 4,004 people in Canada waiting for an organ transplant at the end of 2004, an increase from 3,914 at the end of 2003. In 2004, 242 people in Canada died while awaiting organ transplants.
DEFINITION: The total of our statistics for kidney, liver, pancreas, kidney-pancreas, heart, lung, heart-lung and intestine transplants. Note that, in some cases, the figures for each individual organ type were taken in different years (either 2000, 2001, or 2002). Thus these totals are suggestive but not conclusive.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Germany 3,179 transplants 2002
2 Spain 1,937 transplants 2002
3 Canada 1,574 transplants 2002
4 France 1,492 transplants 2002
5 Italy 1,404 transplants 2002
6 Brazil 1,368 transplants 2002
7 Mexico 897 transplants 2002
8 Netherlands 773 transplants 2002
9 Belgium 734 transplants 2002
10 Austria 722 transplants 2002
11 Australia 631 transplants 2002
High income OECD countries average (profile) 624.76 transplants 2002
12 Sweden 507 transplants 2002
13 Portugal 473 transplants 2002
14 Japan 453 transplants 2002
15 Colombia 434 transplants 2002
16 Switzerland 379 transplants 2002
17 Czech Republic 344 transplants 2002
18 South Africa 300 transplants 2002
19 Hungary 299 transplants 2002
20 Norway 235 transplants 2002
21 Iran 228 transplants 2002
22 Argentina 211 transplants 2002
23 Turkey 195 transplants 2002
24 Poland 184 transplants 2002
25 Denmark 177 transplants 2002
26 Philippines 169 transplants 2002
=27 Saudi Arabia 128 transplants 2002
=27 Israel 128 transplants 2002
29 Oman 115 transplants 2002
30 Chile 98 transplants 2002
31 Greece 91 transplants 2002
32 Croatia 90 transplants 2002
33 Venezuela 88 transplants 2002
34 India 87 transplants 2002
35 Thailand 79 transplants 2002
36 Puerto Rico 72 transplants 2002
37 Uruguay 71 transplants 2002
38 New Zealand 54 transplants 2002
39 Taiwan 49 transplants 2002
40 Cyprus 46 transplants 2002
41 Iraq 33 transplants 2002
42 Singapore 29 transplants 2002
43 Slovakia 28 transplants 2002
44 Costa Rica 26 transplants 2002
45 Egypt 15 transplants 2002
46 Ireland 14 transplants 2002
47 Indonesia 8 transplants 2002
48 Luxembourg 5 transplants 2002
49 Finland 3 transplants 2002

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The number of Canadians receiving organ transplants rose from 1,473 in 1994 to 1,795 in 2003, says the Canadian Institute for Health Information. <p>The rate of organ donations from deceased patients in 2004 was 13.1 per million Canadians. Approximately 75 percent of transplanted organs in 2003 came from dead donors, compared to 86 percent in 1994. The average age of dead donors rose from 36 to 43, and the percentage of donors over 55 increased from 17 to 30. An average of 3.7 organs were collected from each donor, up from 3.5 in 1994. <p>There were 14.7 living donors per million people in 2004 and 41 percent of kidneys transplanted were from living donors. <p>There were 4,004 people in Canada waiting for an organ transplant at the end of 2004, an increase from 3,914 at the end of 2003. In 2004, 242 people in Canada died while awaiting organ transplants.

Posted on 14 Apr 2005

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

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