The Kidney Transplant Program is part of Multi-Organ Transplant Program (MOTP).
The Program has been active since 1969 and is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia,
and serves the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick,
Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland.
In addition to providing patient services, the Program plays an integral role in professional and community education. These education activities take many forms, from educating community groups and nursing students to long-term strategic planning and program development.
Our goal has been to create a multidisciplinary organization consisting of two pillars, clinical and science, dedicated to serve the patients, educate the next generation and develop, direct and translate new therapeutic strategies for the future. The overall purpose of the program is to ensure that Atlantic Canadians have equitable and appropriate access to transplantation services and also to continue to improve patient care and the success of transplantation.
The mission of the MOTP is in accordance with the promise and vision of Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and its practices align with NSHA’s standard operating procedures.
The Kidney Transplant Program of MOTP performs approximately 80-100 kidney transplants yearly. Most are from deceased organ donors but about 25-40 are from living donors. The Program participates in the national Live Donor Paired Exchange Program. Approximately 5-10 of these kidneys will be combined with pancreas transplants for patients with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.