For patients on a waiting list

Currently, there are approximately 150 to 200 people in Nova Scotia awaiting a transplant that will save and improve the quality of life for them and their loved ones.

With the recent announcement of changes to legislation and generosity of registered donors across the province, more Nova Scotians can expect to receive a life changing call sooner

Management of the Waiting List and Allocation Criteria

Each patient is evaluated in terms of his/her medical condition and need. The organ allocation and recipient work up process is very complex and completed by specialized teams of physicians, nurses and multidisciplinary staff. In Nova Scotia, the Multi Organ Transplant Program (MOTP) provides transplant services for all of Atlantic Canada. For more information, please visit the Multi Organ Transplant website at