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 4800 ext. 4848.
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 Transplant?The UHN Transplant Program treats patients from across Canada and around the world. Our liver and kidney transplant clinics welcome new
For a comprehensive list of
helpful materials that will guide you through your donor journey as well as
media stories and
videos on living organ donation, visit our
Living Donation Information Sessions for Patients Approved for Liver TransplantDate: WeeklyLocation: Toronto General Hospital
Eligible patients will receive invitation. Family and other support persons welcome.
PRELOD Information SessionsDate: First Tuesday of every monthTime: 12:00 – 1:00 pm ETLocation: Online | Webinar
If you are a recent UHN living organ donor, or are going through the assessment process now, and have questions about reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses, this interactive webinar may help.To register, please
visit our event page and select a date to reserve your spot.If you have a question or would like more information about these events, email
For all of our archived patient education events related to living organ donation, visit our Archived Events section.
Our patients talk about their experiences and the impact of live donation.
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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