Alarming Canadian Statistics presented by the David Foster Foundation show the importance of organ donation. On December 3, 2020, the David Foster Foundation raised awareness of the ongoing need for organ donation in Canada by presenting some unexpected and shocking information.
The statistics showed that Canada has one of the lowest donor rates in the world, which is particularly troubling.The David Foster Foundation is a national non-profit Canadian charity foundation dedicated to helping Canadian people with kids in need of life-saving pediatric organ transplantations with non-medical costs.
David Foster, the Founder of The David Foster Foundation said that he founded the foundation to support individuals in need and to create awareness about the importance of organ donation. He went on to say that the need for organ donation can be ignored as the world strives to cope with the global epidemic and other problems.
The following are some sobering organ donation statistics and stats that may surprise Canadians this Christmas season:
- For a developed economy, Canada has one of the lowest donor rates in the world.
- Currently, over 4,500 Canadians are waiting for life-saving transplantation, with an additional 1,600 patients adding every year.
- There were around 5 deaths each week 1 fatality per 30 hours among individuals on the waiting list, all of which could be averted.