Statistics

London Health Sciences Centre:

Since our first kidney transplant in 1973, more than 6,000 transplants have been done at LHSC:

  • kidney = 2,905 (includes deceased and living donors)
  • liver = 2,133 (includes deceased and living donors)
  • heart = 698
  • kidney-pancreas = 103
  • pancreas = 7
  • liver-kidney = 36
  • 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 rivaling the top countries.

In Ontario:

Currently, 1,639 patients are waiting for an organ transplant in Ontario.

During 2018, 1,235 organ transplants were done:

  • deceased kidney donors = 442 transplants
  • living kidney donors = 219 transplants
  • kidney-pancreas = 34 transplants
  • pancreas = 8 transplants
  • deceased liver donors = 194 transplants
  • living liver donors = 55 transplants
  • heart = 73 transplants
  • lung = 195 transplants
  • other = 15 transplants


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

In Canada:

During 2017, 2,979 organ transplants were done. Unfortunately, another 4,333 Canadians remained on the waiting list.

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