At the Living Donor Program, we achieve excellent results for our recipients and donors. Our
living kidney and
living liver donor programs care for people who would like to donate a kidney or a piece of their liver to a person with end stage kidney or liver disease.
Located at the Toronto General Hospital, Munk Building 12th Floor, our compassionate team of experts are world leaders in innovation, research and, most importantly, patient care. Learn more about the
Liver Transplant and
Kidney Transplant teams who will be with you throughout your journey.
What is a living donation?
A 'living donation' happens when a person who is alive gives either a kidney or a part of their liver to someone with end-stage kidney or liver disease.
Who can be a living donor?
A living kidney or liver donor could be a spouse, family member, friend, co-worker or stranger.
Donors must be
If you wish to become a living
liver donor please attach a copy of your blood type with your donor health history form, either through a letter from your family doctor or a blood donor card.
If you are interested in becoming a living donor, our assessment office will guide you through the process. It starts with a simple conversation with one of our transplant coordinators. They can be reached at 416 340 4577 or
If you are interested in becoming a living donor, our assessment office will guide you through the process. It starts with a simple conversation with one of our transplant team members. They can be reached at416 340 4800 ext. 6581
Living Kidney Transplant CoordinatorPhone: 416 340 4577
Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Living Liver Transplant CoordinatorPhone: 416 340 4800 ext. 6581Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Social Media and YouWaiting for a transplant? Read our
social media guidelines before seeking out a living donor.
Need a Kidney Transplant?Whether you have just been diagnosed with end stage kidney disease or you are currently on dialysis. You have the option of considering a kidney transplant. Learn more about its advantages and why it is the best option for treating end stage kidney disease in the video below.
For a comprehensive list of helpful resources that will guide you through your donor journey as well as articles and videos on living organ donation, visit our
Date: March 29, 2019Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pmLocation: Toronto General Hospital
UHN Transplant patients, families and staff welcome. Organized by the Centre for Living Organ Donation at UHN. Learn more about the
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Date: April 1, 2019Time: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pmLocation: Council Chambers, North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Toronto
Organized by the Canadian Liver Foundation. For more information, visit the
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Needs Assessment for the UHN Centre for Living Organ Donation
The UHN Centre for Living Organ Donation has one goal: to improve access to safe and appropriate living organ donation for donors and recipients. Please take a few moments to tell us what information or supports would be helpful to you.
This is an anonymous survey. The information you provide will be used for planning purposes. If you wish to speak with one of our team members or join our mailing list, please email