Please stop eating and drinking by midnight on the night before your operation. Your stomach needs to be empty.
You will be admitted to the hospital the morning of your operation (usually at 6:00 am). Your surgery will be performed during the day.
Surgical Admission Unit (SAU)Toronto General Hospital
Peter Munk Building – 2nd Floor, Room 310TGH Maps & Directions
All hospital entrances are open by 6 am. However, the University Ave. entrance is easiest to access.
Every effort will be made to arrange a date and time for your operation that is best for you. However, operations may be cancelled if medical issues exist with the donor or the recipient. Sometimes, there are circumstances beyond our control that may require the operation to be cancelled or postponed.
You and your family may feel shock, disappointment, and sadness when this happens. All of these feelings are normal. You should call your
transplant assessment coordinator to talk about any concerns you have about a cancellation.
One organ and tissue donor can save up to 8 lives and improve life for up to 75 others.