Dr. Sunita Singh, Medical Director, Living Kidney Donation Program, UHN, talks about common organ donation myths. (Video: UHN)

As part of UHN's participation in National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, UHN News spoke to Dr. Sunita Singh, Medical Director, Living Kidney Donation Program, UHN, to learn more about organ donation, with a special focus on living donation.

As part of this year’s National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, April 22 to 29, UHN joins Trillium Gift of Life Network in celebrating and continuing to build a culture of donation in Ontario:

  • Deceased organ donors in Ontario have nearly doubled in the last 10 years, and this has helped UHN become the largest adult transplant program in North America.
  • Over the past 5 years, the number of deceased organ donors at UHN has grown by 300 per cent. In 2016/17, 16 donors gave the gift of life, with 87 tissue donors enhancing many lives.
  • UHN is a leader in establishing living liver and kidney donation as a safe, viable option, with excellent results for both living donors and recipients.
  • Register to be a deceased organ donor at www.BeADonor.ca. Learn about living donation at www.uhn.ca.

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