Statistics

London Health Sciences Centre:

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:

  • kidney = 2,247 (includes deceased and living donors)
  • liver = 1,806 (includes deceased and living donors)
  • heart = 616
  • kidney-pancreas = 57
  • liver-bowel = 12
  • bowel = 11
  • lung = 48
  • heart-lung = 47
  • multi-visceral = 4
  • pancreas = 1

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): international organ donation rates

In Ontario:

Presently, 1,476 patients are waiting for an organ transplant in Ontario.

During 2012, 1,030 organ transplants were done:

  • deceased kidney donors = 385 transplants
  • living kidney donors = 197 transplants
  • kidney-pancreas = 23 transplants
  • deceased liver donors = 189 transplants
  • living liver donors = 58 transplants
  • heart = 74 transplants
  • lung = 104 transplants


For more information about Ontario statistics, visit the Trillium Gift of Life Network.

In Canada:

During 2011, 2,115 organ transplants were performed:

  • deceased kidney donors = 782 transplants
  • living kidney donors = 456 transplants
  • liver donors = 482 transplants
  • heart = 151 transplants
  • heart-lung = 2 transplants
  • lung (single or double) = 172 transplants
  • kidney-pancreas = 53 transplants
  • pancreas = 15 transplants
  • intestine = 2 transplants


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.


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