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

Mark your calendars! #LDW2022 is almost 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

Click the Register button and select your FREE ticket(s) for one or more of the options below:

  • To receive a Partner Celebration Kit
  • To update your mailing address and/or receive a Trillium Gift of Life Medal if you donated a liver or kidney at UHN up until December 2021 (Donors in 2022 will be awarded their medal at next year's event)
  • To register for an event – Celebration Event livestream, Find a Living Donor Workshop, Live Pitch Competition
  • To receive information or help organize Light Up for Living Organ Donation events in your community
  • To receive information on our new public awareness campaign

Forgot something or see a new event? Just log back in and add a 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 address

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.

Participating Landmarks/Communities as of July 28, 2022

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

Proclamations

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

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

Wednesday, September 14

Coming soon.

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

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

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

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.


Pitch Your Innovation in Living Donation Care, Education & Research



Pitch Your Innovation in Living Donation Care, Education & Research  

Do you have an important research topic or brilliant idea to:

  • increase access to living kidney or living liver transplant?
  • raise awareness of the lifesaving impact of living organ donation or
  • dramatically improve the outcomes or experience of living donors, recipients and/or caregivers?

If "YES" consider pitching your project to the #LDW2022 National Pitch Competition co-sponsored by the Ajmera Transplant Centre at UHN and CDTRP – The Canadian Donation, Transplantation Research Program.

Submissions are open to Canadian fellows, trainees and students. You do not have be affiliated with CDTRP or the Ajmera Transplant Centre to participate. A minimum of $25K will be awarded.

Submissions are due August 17, 2022. For more information on the criteria and submission process:

YouTube Likes will be taken into account in the shortlisting process and the final score. The top-voted video pitch will automatically receive a wildcard spot in the live Pitch Competition on September 16 starting at 12 noon eastern.

To vote for your favourite project or view the live Pitch competition, visit the Centre for Living Organ Donation's YouTube channel


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  

More information coming soon.


Partner Events & Releases



Partner Events & Releases  

More information coming soon.



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.