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In 2012, a total of 172 organ transplants were performed at London Health Sciences Centre, including 89 kidney transplants, 64 liver transplants, 13 heart transplants and 6 kidney-pancreas transplants.
In total, 4,849 organ transplants have been done since our first transplant in 1973:
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):
Presently, 1,476 patients are waiting for an organ transplant in Ontario.
During 2012, 1,030 organ transplants were done:
For more information about Ontario statistics, visit the Trillium Gift of Life Network.
During 2011, 2,115 organ transplants were performed:
Unfortunately, another 4,543 Canadians remained on the waiting list for a life-saving organ transplant, and 265 patients died while waiting.
Source: Canadian Institute for Health Information. Canadian Organ Replacement Register Annual Report: Treatment of End-Stage Organ Failure in Canada, 2002 to 2011. Ottawa, ON: CIHI, 2012.
For further information about Canadian statistics, visit the Canadian Organ Replacement Register.
To find out more about Canadian public opinion, a 2010 poll called Views Toward Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation was conducted by Ipsos Reid for Canadian Blood Services.