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Since our first kidney transplant in 1973, more than 5,000 Canadians have received organ transplants at LHSC:
Previously, the Multi-Organ Transplant Program performed lung, heart-lung, and bowel transplants. Although we no longer provide these types of transplants, the information is provided here as a cumulative list of the total transplants done.
The London region continues to have a high organ donation rate (number of donors per million population), well above the Canadian average and rivalling the top countries (source: www.tpm.org):
Currently, 1,539 patients are waiting for an organ transplant in Ontario.
During 2015, 1,086 organ transplants were done:
For more information about Ontario statistics, visit Trillium Gift of Life Network, Public Reporting.
During 2014, 2,356 organ transplants were done. Unfortunately, another 4,514 Canadians remained on the waiting list.
Source: Canadian Institute for Health Information. Canadian Organ Replacement Register Annual Report: Treatment of End-Stage Organ Failure in Canada, 2004 to 2014. Ottawa, ON: CIHI, 2015.
For further information about Canadian statistics, visit the Canadian Organ Replacement Register.