When can I get on a waiting list for a transplant?


To get on a provincial waiting list, you should follow these steps:

  • Receive a referral from your physician.
  • Contact a transplant hospital. Learn as much as possible about the transplant hospitals in Canada and choose one based on your needs, including insurance, location, finances and support group availability.
  • Schedule an appointment for evaluation to determine if you are a good candidate for transplant.
  • The hospital’s transplant team will decide whether you are a good transplant candidate. Once deemed a good candidate, you will be added to a provincial waiting list.