Statistics

London Health Sciences Centre:

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

  • kidney = 2,504 (includes deceased and living donors)
  • liver = 1,888 (includes deceased and living donors)
  • heart = 641
  • kidney-pancreas = 69
  • liver-kidney = 22
  • 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:

Presently, 1,583 patients are waiting for an organ transplant in Ontario.

During 2013, 992 organ transplants were done:

  • deceased kidney donors = 307 transplants
  • living kidney donors = 209 transplants
  • kidney-pancreas = 30 transplants
  • pancreas = 11 transplants
  • deceased liver donors = 163 transplants
  • living liver donors = 49 transplants
  • heart = 83 transplants
  • lung = 131 transplants
  • other = 9


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

In Canada:

During 2012, 2,287 organ transplants were performed:

  • deceased & living kidney donors = 1,358 transplants
  • deceased & living liver donors = 494 transplants
  • heart = 164 transplants
  • lung = 194 transplants
  • kidney-pancreas = 40 transplants
  • pancreas = 37 transplants


Unfortunately, another 4,611 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, 2003 to 2012. Ottawa, ON: CIHI, 2014.

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


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