How long is the liver transplant waiting list?

The average waiting time for a liver transplant is 145 days for adults and 72 days for children. However, your waiting time may be a lot shorter if you are on a high-priority waiting list.

How much does a liver transplant cost in Canada?

The estimated average cost of a liver transplant in Ontario, including follow-up costs, is $121 732, but the range varies widely — from $30 505 to $690 431 — because of factors such as disease severity, post-transplant infection and biliary complications.

How many people in Canada are waiting for organ transplant?

4419 Canadians
The need for organs for transplantation is much greater than the available supply. In 2019, 4419 Canadians were on a waiting list for a transplant.

How many people are waiting for a liver transplant in Ontario?

In Ontario, there are approximately 280 patients waiting for a deceased liver transplant. At Toronto General, the number of patients waiting for a liver transplant has nearly doubled in the last few years.

What disqualifies you from a liver transplant?

Primary non-function (the liver never works) Delayed liver function (the liver does not work right away) Bleeding (that requires surgery) Clotting of the major blood vessels to the liver.

Why would a liver transplant be denied?

The 3 most common reasons for denial of listing were patient too well (n = 82, 49.4%), medical comorbidities and/or need for medical optimization (n = 43, 25.9%) and need for addiction rehabilitation (n = 28, 16.9%).

Are organ Transplants free in Canada?

There are no costs to the donor’s family for organ and tissue donation.

Do living liver donors get paid?

Many donors explore fundraising options to help offset these costs. Keep in mind, though, that it’s illegal for living donors to receive payment for their donation.

How do I get a liver transplant in Canada?

Becoming a living liver donor is an option for healthy people who are, typically, 16-60 years of age. They must be in good general health with no evidence of significant high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, liver disease, or heart disease, and they must be a blood type match to the recipient.

How do you get on a liver transplant list?

If you’re receiving a liver transplant from a living donor, surgeons will transplant a portion of the donor’s liver in your body. Surgeons first operate on the donor, removing the portion of the liver for transplant. Then surgeons remove your diseased liver and place the donated liver portion in your body.

How to get onto the liver transplant list?

Your physician must give you a referral.

  • Contact a transplant hospital.
  • Schedule an appointment for an evaluation and find out if you are a good candidate for transplant.
  • During the evaluation,ask questions to learn as much as possible about that hospital and its transplant team.
  • How long can you Live after having a liver transplant?

    Most people live more than 10 years after a liver transplant and many live for up to 20 years or more. Read more about life after a liver transplant. A liver transplant is a big operation that has a risk of some serious complications. These can occur during, soon after, or even years afterwards.