The Multi-Organ Transplant Program at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is a leading transplant program in Canada, performing about 160 transplants annually. Almost 5,000 Canadians - adults, children and babies - have received transplants, including heart, kidney, kidney-pancreas, liver, and multi-organ transplantation, at University Hospital and Children's Hospital, LHSC.
LHSC’s transplant program is credited with dozens of firsts, including the first clinical trial on cyclosporine, the world’s first liver-bowel transplant, as well as the first heart-lung transplant and living donor liver transplants in Canada. More heart transplants have been performed at LHSC than at any other transplant centre in Canada. Some of our earliest liver and heart patients are the longest surviving recipients in the country, now approaching 30 years of healthy life after transplant.
Research has been a strong foundation in the care of LHSC patients, from basic discovery of new drugs to prevent transplant rejection, new surgical approaches in organ transplants, and optimal identification and management of living donor transplants.
The organ donation rate in the London region is almost double the Canadian rate, rivaling the top countries in the world.
To find out more about London, Canada's transplant program, visit www.lhsc.on.ca/transplant.