LIVE ON

With your gift today, you’re supporting the world’s first comprehensive Centre for Living Organ Donation at Toronto General Hospital (TGH). Living donor transplantation saves and transforms the lives of people with end-stage kidney and liver disease and helps to address the urgent need for organs.

The Centre for Living Organ Donation at TGH, part of North America’s largest Transplant Program, is a step change in the treatment of patients with end-stage kidney and liver disease and set new standards in patient outcomes. It recruits and trains future leaders in living donor transplantation and pioneer discoveries that help more people live on. The Centre will cares for living donors for life.

To have a confidential conversation about a personal or estate gift to support the Centre for Living Organ Donation, please contact Josh Lai, Campaign Director, at 416-340-5204 or josh.lai@uhn.ca.


“Living organ donors stand out as true heroes in our communities. These courageous individuals offer an extraordinary gift and undertake personal sacrifice to restore the health of people suffering with kidney or liver failure. The benefits are enormous. With your support, we will ensure more people have access to this incredible life-saving treatment.”

- Dr. Atul Humar, Medical Director, TGH Transplant Program

“I donated my kidney to a stranger, so my wife, Joanne, could receive a kidney through a paired exchange. It was the most extraordinary experience of my life and one for which I’m incredibly grateful. But then I think of others suffering from kidney disease who weren’t fortunate enough to have a donor. We met many of them through our journey. The terrible loneliness of not having a loved one to offer this simple gift haunts me. That loneliness cannot be acceptable in our Canada. Through your support, we can help tackle this.”

- Brendan Cahill, living kidney donor kidney, founding supporter of the Centre for Living Organ Donation and member of the Live On Campaign Cabinet

“I’m one of the lucky ones. With just one damaged and declining kidney, I lived a healthy life for 30 years, thanks to the wonderful care I received. I then received the gift to ‘live on’ as my husband Brendan, in a selfless gift of love, donated his kidney through a paired exchange. His gift was transformational... I now have hope and excitement for another 30 years. The Transplant Program is exceptional we need to be better champions of the amazing people we have at UHN. With your support, we will give them the tools they need to further improve transplant medicine and save more lives.”

- Joanne Kearney, living donor kidney transplant recipient, founding supporter of the Centre for Living Organ Donation and member of the Live On Campaign Cabinet

 

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