Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Transplants in Ontario Year-to-Date

Here are the total transplants performed in the Province of Ontario this year to date followed by waiting list totals, as posted on the Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN) web site. Check this site often as figures are updated daily.

At the Trillium site you will find more statistics and you can also compare this year's transplants to the 10-year history and get an idea of the progress that's being made in increasing the rate of organ donation. For example, the lung transplant team at Toronto General Hospital performed 104 lung transplants in 2009, setting a new record for lung transplants at TGH in a single year.

Liver - From Deceased Donors 126
Liver - From Living Donors 31
Heart - 47
Kidney - From Deceased Donors 214
Kidney - From Living Donors 143
Lung 58
Heart - Lung 1
Pancreas 11
Small Bowel 0
Kidney - Pancreas 15

Liver 240
Heart 63
Kidney 1093
Lung 65
Heart Lung 1
Pancreas 19
Small Bowel 3
Kidney Pancreas 45

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Anonymous said...

Why are there no stats for heart/liver?

Merv Sheppard said...

It's probably because this is such a rare procedure...there are only about 2 heart/liver transplants done in North America each year. The stats are included in the figures for each organ.

Anonymous said...

What is the status of anon living kidney and liver donations in Ontario?
I've donated bone marrow once in the past, but haven't been able to find any information as to a registry for living organ donors?

Merv Sheppard said...

Canadian Blood Services has publicly launched the Living Donor Paired Exchange Registry this past February. It covers all of Canada.

For contact info in each Province
see my recent post and click on the donor brochure.

EMR said...

Kidney donors are very rare to find because usually donors must match the blood group.

hhsuds said...

Hi Merv,

Do we have any updated stats for the number of 'reconditioned lungs' supplied thru the 'ex vivo' program at TGH?

Anonymous said...

Hi Merv,
Could you throw some light on number of centers for liver transplant in Ontario. And the Male:Female ratio for Liver transplant in Ontario.

Merv Sheppard said...

Liver transplant centers in Ontario:

London Health Sciences Centre: 2 Children’s Hospital and University Campus Hospital
London, Ontario.

Hospital for Sick Children,

Toronto General Hospital

I'm not sure about the female-male ratio.

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Anadrol said...

The transplant information statistics is interesting. Thanks for the input.
My grandfather has had his liver transplanted, saved his life!
Thank you.