Referral Guidelines for Pancreas Alone or Pancreas After Kidney Transplant Assessment

If you are a physician and feel that your patient has end-stage organ disease and could benefit from an additional assessment, you may refer him or her for a consultation with London Health Science Centre's Multi-Organ Transplant Program (MOTP). Patients may be referred from the London region, the province of Ontario, or from across Canada.

Please review the provided referral guidelines for the specific organ type (heart, kidney and kidney-pancreas, liver) before contacting the MOTP about your patient.

Please note: As a result of the ongoing shortage of donated organs, the Multi-Organ Transplant Program can only offer transplantation services to patients who are full-time residents of Canada (Canadian citizens or those with landed immigrant status) who have current coverage with the provincial health insurance plan (OHIP).

The Multi-Organ Transplant Program now offers pancreas transplantation as well as pancreas after kidney transplantation.

If you are an Endocrinologist with a potential patient, please review the Pancreas Transplant Alone Referral form.

If you are a Nephrologist with a potential patient, please review the Pancreas After Kidney Transplant Referral form.

The process for work-up assessment is similar for all our kidney, pancreas, and kidney-pancreas patients.

High BMI can pose a surgical risk to a patient undergoing transplantation: see BMI Guidelines.

Smoking is not an absolute contraindication to transplant, except in conditions of PVD, CAD, or pulmonary disease in which smoking is linked to increased mortality and can affect survival of the transplant: see Smoking Cessation Guidelines.