RE/MAX of Western Canada is making progress in its pursuit to raise awareness for the need of organ donors in our region. RE/MAX is proud to spread the word through paid advertising and social media supporting the Canadian Society of Transplantation’s National Organ Donor Awareness Week. Watch for awareness commercials every April and October.
On behalf of all the provincial organ donation registries, RE/MAX of Western Canada proudly sponsors www.liveon.ca, a website designated to link those wanting to register as an organ donor with the donation agency in their specific province or territory. For more information on how to become a registered donor and for the provincial organizations that are mandated to tissue donating programs in our area please visit: liveon.ca.
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.