Thank you Living Donation Week 2021, September 12-18 

Celebration Event #LDW2021  

Our annual Living Donor Recognition Event occurred on Monday, September 13th. Emceed by the Living Transplant podcast team, this event featured living donation stories, messages of gratitude from recipients and families, UHN leadership and beyond, and some special entertainment courtesy of Dr. Mark Cattral and Dr. Heather Ross.

We also invite you to visit our Gratitude Wall.

Patient Stories

Whether you're a transplant recipient or candidate, a living donor, a family member, caregiver, or health care practitioner, stories help us understand our own complex experiences, and the experiences of those around us. Stories of living donation play a crucial role in raising national awareness of the life-changing gift of living donation, the resilience of our transplant patients and caregivers, and the dedication of our healthcare teams.

Professional Education Webinars  

Finding a Living Donor: An interactive workshop for kidney and liver transplant candidates and advocates  
Please note: These practices and methods do not guarantee patients will find a living donor. UHN cannot support any one patient's specific appeal.

Pitch Your Innovation in Living Donation Care, Education & Research #LDW2021. $75k Available  

Congratulations to the 3 winning teams, each of whom will receive $25K to support their work.

  • Dr. Ann Bugeja, Margaret Lehre & colleagues (Patient & Health System Outcomes of a 1 day Living Kidney Donor Evaluation Process)
  • Dr. Jennifer Flemming & Dr. Nazia Selzer (Long-term Outcomes of Living Donors for Liver Transplantation)
  • Dr. Daniel SantaMina, Dr. Hance Clarke & colleagues (PRehab tO PreparE Living Liver Donors for Enhanced Recovery: PROPELLER)

Sponsored by the Ajmera Transplant Centre and the Canadian Society of Transplantation.

Partner Events

We are grateful for the generosity of our founding supporters:

Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc.

Kearney and Cahill Families

and to all of our donors and partners.

To learn how you can support the Centre, please visit or call 416 340 3935.


Light Up for Living Donation

From September 12-18, landmarks across Canada lit up in green and white in honour of living donors and their generous gifts of life. Photos were shared on social with the hashtag #LDW202l.

Learn more about the event 

Past Events

Living Donation Week 2020, hosted by the Centre for Living Organ Donation at UHN, was the first annual week-long event to bring together liver and kidney transplant researchers and clinicians, referring centre partners, community leaders, students, living donors, transplant recipients, and caregivers from across Canada and beyond.

Learn more about the inaugural program »

Living Donation Week 2020

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