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Organ transplants increase in Canada as wait lists grow longer (Dr. Jagbir Gill, SPH)

More than 200 people died in Canada last year while waiting for an organ transplant, according to a new report, despite improvements in organ donation practices. 

In 2018, a total of 2,782 organ transplant procedures were performed, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) reported on Thursday, an increase of 33 per cent since 2009.

Dr. Jagbir Gill, a transplant nephrologist and associate professor of medicine at the University of British Columbia, said in a release that donation after cardiac death varies because of the complex nature of determining organ suitability for transplantation.

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