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​​​​ Living Donation Week 2022. September 11-17. livingdonationweek.ca  


#LDW2022 is here.

Living Donation Week is a public awareness event launched by the Centre for Living Organ Donation in 2020 with support from the transplant community across Canada and beyond. It is held annually, starting the Sunday after Labour Day.

Living kidney and living liver donation is a lifegiving option that offers a shorter pathway to better health for those awaiting a liver or kidney transplant.

This September, join us and our partners in:

  • raising awareness and improving access to living kidney and living liver donation
  • celebrating living donors, transplant recipients and Team Transplant
  • inspiring those currently waiting for a transplant and those who care for them to explore living organ donation.

To receive updates or register for a free event visit bit.ly/LDW22Register

For a complete list of Living Donation Week events and announcements visitbit.ly/LDW22Share

To add relevant events to the shared calendar and help spread the message about the power of living organ donation check out the #LDW2022 Partner Kit

Register Now



Find a donor 
Introducing patient seeking donors website 

Visit LDW2022 Program Eventbrite Page and click Register Button to reserve your ticket.

At a Glance: Celebration. Awareness. Support, Education. Research 

#LDW2022 features:

  • landmarks lit up green and local partner events in communities from coast to coast
  • a virtual Celebration Livestream featuring living donation stories, interviews, entertainment, living donor medal selfies and more
  • a gratitude wall to share messages of thanks to your living donor, recipient and everyone who supported your journey
    • post your message early and it may be read out during the Celebration Event on September 12
  • a hands-on online workshop on how to share your story and begin the search for a living donor for people with end-stage kidney or liver disease and their caregivers and friends
  • a Canada-wide Pitch Competition highlighting living donation care, research & education, co-sponsored by the Ajmera Transplant Centre and the Canadian Donation & Transplantation Research Program (CDTRP)
  • the launch of a national public awareness campaign on living organ donation
  • partner launches and events

Continue reading for more details!

Light Up for Living Donation



 
 Light Up for Living Donation. This year, 25+ communities across Canada will light up for living organ donation.  
 

Send us a picture of a lit up landmark or be part of a local event. For more info, email livingorgandonation@uhn.ca.


Confirmed participants on each day of Living Donation Week:

Sunday, September 11

  • City Hall – Halifax, NS
  • New Brunswick Legislature – St John, NB
  • Le Grand Roué – Montreal, QC
  • Montreal Tower – Montreal, QC
  • City Hall – Regina, SK
  • Saamis Tepee – Medicine Hat, AB
  • UHN Transplant Innovation Centre Bridge – Toronto, ON

Monday, September 12

  • New Brunswick Legislature – St John, NB
  • City Hall – Charlottetown, PE
  • Le Grand Roué – Montreal, QC
  • Brant Street Pier – Burlington, ON
  • Celebration Square – Mississauga, ON
  • CN Tower – Toronto, ON
  • Toronto Sign – Toronto, ON
  • UHN Transplant Innovation Centre Bridge – Toronto, ON
  • Niagara Falls – Niagara Falls, ON
  • City Hall – Regina, SK
  • Calgary Tower – Calgary, AB
  • Saamis Tepee – Medicine Hat, AB
  • High Level Bridge – Edmonton, AB
  • City Hall – Port Coquitlam, BC
  • Water Tower – Selkirk, MB
  • Civic Plaza – Surrey, BC
  • Convention Centre – Vancouver, BC
  • BC Place Stadium – Vancouver, BC

Tuesday, September 13

  • City Hall – Halifax, NS
  • Port of Sydney – Sydney, NS
  • City Hall – Quesnel, BC
  • City Hall – Maple Ridge, BC
  • Frasier River Bridge – Frasier, BC
  • Legislative Building – Victoria, BC
  • City Hall – Halifax, NS
  • New Brunswick Legislature – St John, NB
  • Le Grand Roué – Montreal, QC
  • City Hall – Regina, SK
  • Saamis Tepee – Medicine Hat, AB
  • UHN Transplant Innovation Centre Bridge – Toronto, ON
  • Ottawa Sign – Ottawa, ON

Wednesday, September 14

  • Ottawa Sign – Ottawa, ON

Thursday, September 15

  • City Hall – Halifax, NS
  • New Brunswick Legislature – St John, NB
  • Le Grand Roué – Montreal, QC
  • City Hall – Regina, SK
  • Saamis Tepee – Medicine Hat, AB
  • UHN Transplant Innovation Centre Bridge – Toronto, ON
  • Ottawa Sign – Ottawa, ON

Friday, September 16

  • City Hall – Halifax, NS
  • New Brunswick Legislature – St John, NB
  • Le Grand Roué – Montreal, QC
  • City Hall – Regina, SK
  • Saamis Tepee – Medicine Hat, AB
  • UHN Transplant Innovation Centre Bridge – Toronto, ON
  • Sails of Light – Vancouver, BC
  • Ottawa Sign – Ottawa, ON

Saturday, September 17

  • City Hall – Halifax, NS
  • New Brunswick Legislature – St John, NB
  • Le Grand Roué – Montreal, QC
  • City Hall – Regina, SK
  • Saamis Tepee – Medicine Hat, AB
  • UHN Transplant Innovation Centre Bridge – Toronto, ON
  • Ottawa Sign – Ottawa, ON

Proclamations

  • Halifax, NS
  • Medicine Hat, AB
  • Regina, SK
  • Toronto, ON
  • Winnipeg, MB

Note — Due to the passing of Queen Elizabeth, some locations will be lighting up blue or lighting up later. Follow @givelifeuhn for the latest updates.


The Gratitude Wall



Gratitude Wall  

The Gratitude Wall is a public kudo board. Write a message of thanks to your living donor, transplant recipient, doctor, surgeon, nurse, social worker or whoever helped you along the way on your transplant or donation journey. Messages will be shared with the transplant community, including team members at UHN and beyond. We will also be highlighting your messages during the Living Donor Celebration Event livestream on September 12.


Celebration Event



Celebration Event  

Our annual Living Donor Recognition Event will be livestreamed on September 12 at 12 noon Eastern. Emceed by Centre for Living Organ Donation Education & Outreach Coordinator, Candice Coghlan, and patient partner and Green Table Talk host, Jennen Johnson, this event will feature living donation stories, messages of gratitude from recipients and families, community partners and transplant leaders, special entertainment courtesy of Hellnback and a few special special surprises.

Public Awareness Campaigns



Public Awareness Campaigns  

Living organ donation reduces deaths on the transplant wait list and gives kidney and liver recipients and their families a new chance at life. Great Actions Leave A Mark tells the inspiring stories behind the scars of living kidney and liver donors and recipients.​


Partner Events & Releases



Partner Events & Releases  

Visit #LDW2022 Shared Events Calendar for more information.



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 uhnfoundation.ca/livingorgan or call 416 340 3935.


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