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Types of kidney donation

There are 2 different types of kidney donors. Living donors and donors who have died (deceased donors). Learning about the 2 types of donors will help you decide the type of kidney donation that's right for you.

Transplants in Alberta

1585 kidney transplants were done in Alberta between 2012 and 2021.

  • 588 living donor kidney transplants – an average of 59 each year
  • 997 deceased donor kidney transplants – an average of almost 100 each year
 Transplants in Alberta  

Transplants by organ type, 2012 to 2021
Credit:Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), Canadian Organ Replacement Register (CORR)​​​​​​​

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