Statistics

London Health Sciences Centre:

Since our first kidney transplant in 1973, more than 5,500 Canadians have received organ transplants at LHSC. As of December 31, 2016, the following transplants have been done:

  • kidney = 2,609 (includes deceased and living donors)
  • liver = 1,997 (includes deceased and living donors)
  • heart = 661
  • kidney-pancreas = 83
  • pancreas = 2
  • liver-kidney = 27
  • liver-heart = 2
  • liver-bowel = 12
  • bowel = 11
  • lung = 48
  • heart-lung = 47
  • multi-visceral = 4

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, 1,534 patients are waiting for an organ transplant in Ontario.

During 2016, 1,302 organ transplants were done:

  • deceased kidney donors = 515 transplants
  • living kidney donors = 205 transplants
  • kidney-pancreas = 42 transplants
  • pancreas = 19 transplants
  • deceased liver donors = 224 transplants
  • living liver donors = 51 transplants
  • heart = 90 transplants
  • lung = 145 transplants
  • other = 11 transplants


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

In Canada:

During 2015, 2,570 organ transplants were done. Unfortunately, another 4,585 Canadians remained on the waiting list.

Source: Canadian Institute for Health Information. CIHI Snapshot: Annual Statistics on Organ Replacement in Canada, 2006 to 2015 (February 2017).

For further information about Canadian statistics, visit the Canadian Organ Replacement Register.


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