Welcome to the Multi-Organ Transplant Program (MOTP) at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) in London, Canada. This website provides information about the donation and transplantation process in London and the surrounding area.
The MOTP is one of the leading transplant programs in Canada, performing about 200 transplants annually. More than 6,000 Canadians have received transplants, including kidney, liver, heart, kidney-pancreas, pancreas, and multi-organ transplantation.
The London region has one of the highest organ donation rates across all of Canada. Yet, in order to continue helping our patients, we need to continue increasing public commitment to discuss organ donation wishes with family members and also register consent through the Service Ontario 'Be A Donor' website.
Just one organ donor can save up to eight lives, but at any given time there are more than 1,500 people in Ontario waiting for a life-saving organ transplant, and every three days one of them dies while waiting. The green ribbon is the international symbol to show support for organ donation and transplantation.
For information on COVID-19 Vaccines or Evusheld, refer to Ask the Experts.
Public Health Precautions:
While Ontario has dropped many of its COVID-19 public safety requirements including masking, it is important that you continue to practice safe COVID-19 measures including physical distancing, wearing a mask while indoors and hand washing.
Please avoid any unnecessary travel.
Do not hesitate to contact your transplant team if you have any questions or concerns.
If you are an LHSC transplant recipient and would like to be notified by email with COVID-19 updates as we get them, please provide your name, type of organ transplant and preferred email address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Information for Patients Being Assessed:
As you know, COVID-19 continues to be a public health concern and transplant patients are at a higher risk than the general public of becoming very ill or dying from COVID-19 if they become infected. After transplant, transplant patients have a much lower response to the COVID-19 vaccine than the general public because of the anti-rejection drugs. Therefore, it is very important for your health and the best chance for success after transplant that you get your vaccine before transplant. The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective. It has been given to millions of people including those waiting for transplants.
All patients are strongly recommended to be up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations prior to listing on the specific organ group waitlist.
- Patient Handout - Evusheld (ontariohealth.ca) PDF
- Letter from Ontario Health (Trillium Gift of Life Network) and LHSC Transplant Directors about Fourth Dose PDF
- COVID-19 Information for Transplant Patients – FAQ PDF
- Health Canada Information on COVID-19 Vaccines
- Canadian Society of Transplantation - National Transplant Consensus Guidance PDF
- Centre for Disease Control and Prevention - COVID-19 Vaccination