Statistics

London Health Sciences Centre:

Since our first kidney transplant in 1973, more than 5,000 Canadians have received organ transplants at LHSC:

  • kidney = 2,458 (includes deceased and living donors)
  • liver = 1,920 (includes deceased and living donors)
  • heart = 646
  • kidney-pancreas = 71
  • liver-kidney = 23
  • liver-bowel = 12
  • bowel = 11
  • lung = 48
  • heart-lung = 47
  • heart-liver = 2
  • 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:

Currently, 1,539 patients are waiting for an organ transplant in Ontario.

During 2015, 1,086 organ transplants were done:

  • deceased kidney donors = 368 transplants
  • living kidney donors = 222 transplants
  • kidney-pancreas = 33 transplants
  • pancreas = 20 transplants
  • deceased liver donors = 177 transplants
  • living liver donors = 57 transplants
  • heart = 72 transplants
  • lung = 127 transplants
  • other = 10 transplants


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

In Canada:

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.


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